Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: Interviews With Crew

Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson in the film GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

In a pair of interviews, Solzy at the Movies spoke with director Sophie Hyde and screenwriter Katy Brand about Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.

The film, which stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January. The film was acquired by Searchlight Pictures and will be launching June 17 on Hulu.

Thompson stars as retired teacher Nancy Stokes opposite newcomer Daryl McCormack’s titular sex worker Leo Grande. Stokes displays both candor and apprehension in her post-marital sexual awakening. Meanwhile, Grande has to rely on his skill and charm in an attempt to ease Nancy’s apprehension. This is one of those films where you don’t think either of them will find a connection. In the end, you have to watch how things play out.

While it was tempting, I did not ask the filmmakers if there was an opportunity to pull an Airplane! and have someone barge into say: “Good luck to you, Leo Grande. We’re all counting on you.”

You can view videos of both Sophie Hyde and Katy Brand below:

Hulu will release Good Luck to You, Leo Grande on June 17, 2022.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.