In her feature-length directorial debut, Daddio, writer and filmmaker, Christy Hall tells the story of a life-changing cab ride from JFK to Manhattan. With Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn starring as the passenger and driver, respectively, the project is a deep dive into character work as the movie pulls audiences into the taxi and takes them along for the ride. Coming from an extensive theater background, Hall’s latest work reads and even looks like a play, with the helmer herself revealing that the concept started that way. With the title’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screening under her belt, Hall says that there’s a possibility that audiences will have the chance to see it live on stage down the line. In an interview with Collider’s Perri Nemiroff, Hall shared her hopes for what could come from the title’s live theatrical crossover.
Daddio director Christy Hall says Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn are open to doing a stage version of the film.