Alright, here is the situation as we understand it: Woody Harrelson has signed on to direct and star in a new film called Lost In London LIVE. The film will co-star Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson, and is loosely based on a series of wacky, real-life events Harrelson experienced one night in London (where the film will be shot).
Oh, and on top of all that, it will be broadcast live into American theaters.
Yes. Lost In London LIVE will be screened live, in real time, as it's being shot. According to Deadline, the plot revolves around Harrelson (playing himself) "as he struggles to get home to his family while run-ins with royalty, old friends and the law all seem to conspire to keep him from succeeding."
But, wait, there's more - in addition to streaming the film live into theaters as it's being shot, Lost In London LIVE will ultimately go into post-production and be released as a standard feature film.
Presumably, that version will be known simply as Lost In London.
Here's Woody Harrelson explaining himself:
“I’ve always loved theatre and film and wanted to find the best way to merge the two. When I decided to shoot this in real time, I realized it wasn’t quite like true theatre because the one piece missing was a live audience. By broadcasting the film live as it is being shot I hope to truly blend the excitement of live theater with the scale and scope of the film.”
These are all the facts as we understand them, and we are all very confused. We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings on the matter in the comments section below.