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Rumor: Is The ‘Before Sunrise’/ ‘Before Sunset’ Follow-Up Currently Shooting In Greece?

Rumor: Is The 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Follow-Up Currently Shooting In Greece?

In the past little while, buzz has been building strong about Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reteaming with Richard Linklater to shoot a follow-up to their beloved duo of films, “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset.” In June, Hawke let it drop that lensing was going to take place this summer, but when we spoke to Delpy earlier this month, she said it won’t be until “sometime in the next year, year and a half,” because they’re still writing it. But, something is happening, which is prompting a lot of speculation at the moment.

Greece Reporter says (in rather fractured English), that Messinia in the south-west Peloponnese “has become a film set” for Linklater for what is apparently the third part of the trilogy. Meanwhile, Flix adds to the intrigue, reporting that Linklater’s Detour Films is co-producing the picture with Christos KonstantakopoulosFaliro House, hence the setting. But that’s not the only connection as Faliro House was also behind the film “Attenberg,” which was directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, who had a small role in Linklater’s breakout “Slacker.” Coincidence? Moreover, the The Sceptical Traveler blog confirms that Hawke is staying on the island, and adds the (rumored) title is “Before Midnight.” Whatever it is Hawke is working on, production apparently started on August 15th and will continue until September.

So put that all together and what do you get? Well, mostly just evidence that Hawke is in Greece working on something. Curiously, Delpy is absent from all of these sightings, which raises a flag. However, with Hawke previously teasing that “The biggest change between this one and the last one is the Internet,” could Jesse now be living abroad and catching up with Celine via email or Skype? Is he working on something else entirely? Who knows. But hopefully, some more official word on just what Hawke is doing in Greece will emerge soon.

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I hope the title really is just a rumor… please.


Yay!!! Sometimes when you have something so good like Before Sunrise/Before Sunset you can become nervous thinking about another one but I have so much faith in Julie and Ethan and I just know that this will be great!! Oh please let it be true!!! :-)


mixed feelings. want it to happen yet i dont…love the first two :)


Yep it's true. I am from Greece and a friend of mine saw them shooting at Kalamata Airport the other day.


I've been dreaming of a third part for years! I would be so happy if that was it, i really loved Julie Delpy in the two previous films. I hope so much she will be finally recognize as one of the greatest actress/screenwriter/director a la Woody Allen!


Note, Delpy isn't absent from all of the reports – see the second comment under that blog: "We are here in Kardamily and just saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy outside the supermarket across from where we are staying. My husband, an admirer of Fermor's work took a walk in hopes of seeing his house a few days ago and was stopped by a production assistant. Now there are no parking announcements posted with warning tape near the supermarket. I suppose there will be filming here in town, all very exciting but more exciting would have been seeing Fermor's residence."

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