The Big Picture What would you do if you won the lottery? Could you contain your excitement or are you bound to let everyone around you know? Dan Brown’s feature directorial debut, Your Lucky Day, might make you think twice about having a big reaction in a public place.
Your Lucky Day After a dispute over a winning lottery ticket turns into a deadly hostage situation, the witnesses must decide exactly how far they’ll go—and how much blood they’re willing to spill—for a cut of the $156 million. BROWN: It came out a while ago when the contained thriller was super hot, and so I got a lot of meetings asking for a feature. The short has a very – I'm still very into tragedy, I guess, but it was very much a tragic ending, and I didn't feel like making – I was like, “Well, what would I do with this? I would have to change this. I don't think it would be satisfying in the same way as a movie.
Jessica, I want to touch on the fact that this is Dan’s first feature. There was a particular quote Dan said in our production notes, “If we could find a cast that would be interested in taking a chance on a director who had never made a feature, maybe it could happen.
BROWN: I don't want to say anything bad about anyone else. It was just a great tape. I was just looking and I had gotten great tapes in, but it wasn't quite right yet, and you had this one – it had strength, it had vulnerability, it had all the elements that I was really hoping for.
I watched my wife have a natural birth and I was like, “Oh, this is an amazing powerful thing. I want the hero – she can do anything.” There's a part of her that switched over midway and I was like, “Oh, this is amazing. I haven’t seen someone turn this into something.
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