Newness isn’t your average dating app movie. The new film, from the director behind the heart wrenching classics Like Crazy and Equals, may start with the stereotypical swiping many of us are all-too-familiar with, but the story is about so much more than an app. Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa play Gabi and Martin, two millennials who meet on a dating app purely to hook up, but end up falling deeply in love. However, that’s just the beginning of their story.
In the film Brit actor Nicholas plays Martin Hallock who starts a relationship with stunning Gabi Costa (Spanish actress Laia Costa).
The pair met via a social media app similar to Tinder and are both looking for something more or a “constant newness”.
It’s described as “two millennials navigating a social media-driven hook-up culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries”.
The film’s director Drake Doremus reiterated that, telling People: “Newness is a very emotionally and physically bare movie — there’s nowhere to hide.
“The whole thing had to be completely honest in the moment or else it would have fallen apart. I think the reason Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa were able to get to that honesty is because it was real in the moment.
“It never felt like it was a performance or acting as much as getting each other going.“
The movie had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January of this year and is already out in the US.
Nicholas is currently filming the hotly anticipated J.R.R Tolkien biopic, in which he plays The Lord Of The Rings author and Lily Collins plays his wife.
Shot in the North of England, the movie is set to focus on the relationships in the author’s life – in particular the group of outcasts he became friends with before the war in 1914.
J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1971 aged 81 and has since sold more than 250 copies of his books, which led to six huge films.