'Medium' Actress Stars in Richard Linklater's 12-year Film
'Medium' Actress Stars in Richard Linklater's 12-year Film
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Patricia Arquette returns to the big screen in 2013.  While the Medium star may still acquire more film projects in the coming months, fans will at least have something to look forward to for the far-off future.  As one of the principle cast members of the movie Boyhood, she'll be featured as part of director Richard Linklater's 12 years in-the-making project.

In an attempt to leave behind a legacy of a sundry body of work than a barrage of blockbusters, Linklater, who is credited for cult classics and comedies like Dazed and Confused and The School of Rock, is working on an ambitious project that will vividly chronicle and depict the stages of life.

"It's a crazy idea, but it's been an interesting process.  I'm always looking for a different way to tell a story, and that seemed like a great way to show someone growing up," Linklater revealed.

Boyhood, also known as The 12-Year Movie, tells the story of two divorced parents (Arquette and Ethan Hawke) trying to raise their precocious child (Ellar Salmon).  Shot in a documentary-looking style, it aims to capture the dependence shift that occurs between an aging child and parent while mainly focusing on the bond between the mother and her son.

As the title connotes, the movie spans 12 years in production, beginning when the child is 6 and ending around the time he graduates high school.  Every year, Linklater has a semi-family reunion with Hawke and the Medium actress, as well as a small skeleton crew to shoot scenes that will capture and explore adolescence.

"Every year, I get together with the actors and we film a little bit.  It's about a kid growing up — that's the gist of it," Linklater said.  "I haven't even put the math to it yet.  I just know that we have fun every year getting together and doing this."

Although this is the first of its kind for Arquette, this isn't her first time to work with Linklater.  In 2006, she has been cast in the Linklater's movie Fast Food Nation, which also features costar Hawke.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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