It turns out Netflix’s next big stride in original content was actually shot over 40 years ago.
The streaming giant has released the first trailer for Orson Welles’ Hollywood satire The Other Side of the Wind, which began shooting in 1970 and continued production until 1976, remaining unfinished at the time of the filmmaker’s death in 1985. Over a thousand film reels from the troubled shoot were left in a Paris vault until March of 2017, when producers Frank Marshall, who worked on the initial shoot, and Filip Jan Rymsza picked up the legendary late director’s project.
Netflix acquired the rights soon after the film resurfaced, and we’re finally getting our first glimpse at the final product with today’s trailer.
Starring John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Welles’ late-in-life partner Oja Kodar, The Other Side of the Wind is sure to be rich with meta-narrative concerning the great director’s life. Per Netflix’s synopsis, the film follows “famed filmmaker J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who returns to Hollywood after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie.” The Other Side of the Wind is a send-up of the classic Hollywood studio system, along with the New Hollywood players who were shaking up the establishment during the 1970s.
Several heavy hitters have also stepped in to complete the film, which will feature a new score by Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), and was assembled by a technical team including Oscar-winning editor Bob Muraski (The Hurt Locker).
A new poster released alongside the trailer reveals that we’ll get to see The Other Side of the Wind on Netflix and in select theaters on Nov. 2, though it’ll first make stops at the Venice and New York Film Festivals this fall.
Check out the new trailer and poster below.