The writer of the “We Make Movies Better” ad, Billy Ray, is a top-shelf Hollywood scribe whoseinclude the screenplays for “The Hunger Games,” “Richard Jewell,” and the “Captain Phillips,” as well as directorial credits on films like 2015’s “Secret in Their Eyes.” The latter saw him work with Nicole Kidman, and their partnership didn’t stop there. When the time came to make the AMC ad, Kidman reached out to Ray directly to invite him to pen it, as the writer and director recently told .
In the same interview, Ray revealed that he was contacted by the chairman of AMC to pen a sequel and didn’t hesitate to say yes. Better yet, according to Ray, “It’s already written.” And it should go without saying, but he also confirmed that Kidman will star in the follow-up spot.
Even though the writing stage is done, Ray is still keeping mum on details of what to expect from the finished product. “All I can tell you about it is we are not dumb enough to fly in the face of the one we’ve already done and try to top it,” he told Vanity Fair. “So it’s a very, very different approach that is a little bit of a wink to the one we’ve already done.”
Considering Ray’s own work as a screenwriter — from the true story inspired “Captain Phillips” to “Shattered Glass” to even adult-geared nuances in “The Hunger Games” – has always been marked by a high degree of media savvy, we can’t wait to see what his winky take on the internet-breaking glory of Kidman’s welcoming speech will look like.