Will There Be A 'Moonlight' Sequel? Here's What Barry Jenkins Says
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Will There Be A 'Moonlight' Sequel? Here's What Barry Jenkins Says

Barry Jenkins has given an update on if he's making a sequel to Moonlight.

In an interview with IndieWire, Jenkins said he only thinks about making a sequel to the Oscar-winning film "when I'm drinking."

"I have to have quite a few drinks to get there," he said. "It's just never occurred to me." He did say, however, that if Moonlight's screenwriter, Tarell Alvin McCraney, wrote the script for a sequel, he would consider it.

"If Tarell wrote a sequel...the story has to originate with Tarell," he said. "I do remember Trevante [Rhodes] and Andre [Holland] talking about it in a very sweet way that did make me start to imagine what that would be like, but no. If Tarell did it, [but] I just don't think it's in me."

Jenkins also talked about his upcoming Amazon series, The Underground RailroadHe said, “It’s the toughest thing I’ve ever done, not because it was difficult to make physically, but just emotionally. I’ve never cried on set, with anything I’ve made. On this one, at least once every two weeks somebody would be like ‘you alright man?’ I would have to walk… off the set for 10 or 15 minutes because I was just distraught. Our guidance counselor pulled me off set one day and would not let me continue to direct.”

The Underground Railroad does not have a release date yet.

 

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