The first trailer for the Bradley Cooper-starring, David O. Russell-directed movie "The Silver Linings Playbook" hit the web today. Based on the novel of the same name by former Haddonfield High teacher Matthew Quick, "Silver Linings" is set in Collingswood and was filmed in Ridley Park. It follows Pat Peoples (Cooper) after he is released from a mental institution into the care of his mother. He makes a friend in the similarly-unstable Tiffany ("The Hunger Games'" Jennifer Lawrence). And, as evidence by certain shots, Peoples is a massive Eagles fan.
We're psyched to see some local spots, like Upper Darby's Llanerch Diner (a place we spent far too much time in high school).
We talked to Quick about the movie when we chatted about his most recent novel "Boy 21." Here's what he had to say:
I was onset one day, and I watched them film for about eight hours and that will be about 15 seconds of the movie. When I walked on set there were cops holding everyone back. I walk up and Bradley Cooper walks up right to me, he was so cool, and shook my hand and said he liked the book. He told me some things they were going to do a little bit different and a bit about his relationship with Robert De Niro [who plays People's father]. I got to meet David O. Russell. I love his work. To go from an unpublished writer, idolizing storytellers, to having David O. Russell explain what he’s doing with the film and treat you as an equal storyteller was surreal. It’s amazing how quickly you can make that transition. I wrote for three years in my in-laws basement without a paycheck. But when I was growing up in Collingswood I never thought that would happen for me. In my head it was something I wanted but I never thought that was something could happen for me. Being on the movie set and seeing all of the people on the set, it made it concrete in my mind this is really happening.
"Silver Linings" his theaters November 21st. What do you think of the trailer? Would you see this flick?