April 16, 2018
James Gray Has His Sights Set On The Spy Genre For His Upcoming Film ‘I Am Pilgrim’
Director James Gray is still obsessed with melodrama and themes of class, but he is broadening his scope. The first half of his career was always laser-focused on crime stories and family dramas set often in the outer boroughs of New York; emotionally big, tragic melodramas. But as of late, while playing with the same themes, Gray has expanded the palette; “The Immigrant” was a New York period piece set in 1921, “The Lost City of Z” was set in the Amazon jungle at the turn of the 20th century, and his latest, still unfinished film, is a futuristic sci-fi movie called “Ad Astra.