"I think women have this resilience and courage that's not often represented in film..." - hmv.com talks to Sienna Miller
As the son of Blade Runner and Alien director Ridley Scott and the nephew of the late Tony Scott, who was responsible for classics such as True Romance, Jake Scott is about as close to British filmmaking royalty as it gets. Add to that esteemed heritage a pair of filmmaking siblings and a career in a similar field was always likely, but while Scott already has a couple of feature films to his name, his career so far has mostly revolved around directing music videos for an impressive list of clients that includes U2, The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Massive Attack, The Strokes and Radiohead, to name just a handful.
Last year's Toronto International Film Festival saw the premiere of Scott's third feature film American Woman, which stars Sienna Miller as a young mother whose teenage daughter suddenly goes missing, setting her life on a dramatic new course. Starring alongside Miller is a supporting cast that includes Sky Ferreira, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.
The film won rave reviews from critics, particularly for Miller's career-defining performance in the lead role, and while it's been a long wait for the film to arrive in the UK, American Woman finally hits British cinema screens this Friday for a limited theatrical run before arriving in stores on Blu-ray next week.
Ahead of the film's release, we sat down with Miller for a chat about how it all came together. Watch our interview below...
American Woman is in UK cinemas from Friday October 11th - you can pre-order your copy here in our online store.