The highly anticipated third chapter in Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise/set" saga has completed filming, and is officially titled "Before Midnight," it was announced today.
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reprise their roles of Celine and Jesse in the film, which takes place nine years after 2004's "Before Sunset" and was shot in Messinia, Greece. Hawke first suggested the second sequel was a go in an interview with Indiewire earlier this year.
The screenplay is once again by Linklater, Delpy and Hawke, the same team that garnered an Oscar nomination for "Sunset.”
The film is produced by Linklater’s Detour Filmproduction, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Sara Woodhatch of Faliro House and Jacob Pechenik of Venture 4TH, together with Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer of Castle Rock Entertainment. Linklater’s longtime collaborator, John Sloss of Cinetic Media, is executive producing and handling domestic sales.
The filmmakers said they are "looking forward to sharing the third chapter of Celine and Jesse's relationship through worldwide release in 2013." In a statement, Linklater, Hawke and Delpy said of the film and their collaboration: "It's great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight."
Fingers crossed for a 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere.