Richard Linklater completes third Before Sunrise film

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Hawke and Delpy first starred opposite one another in 1995's Before Sunrise

Related Stories

Director Richard Linklater has completed shooting the third film in the cult Before Sunrise trilogy.

The film, After Midnight, sees Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their roles as lovers Jesse and Celine.

Co-written by Linklater, Delpy and Hawke, it follows 2004's Before Sunset.

"It's great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight," a statement said.

Following the success of both films, Hawke hinted that a third film was in the pipeline - although this is the first official confirmation of the latest chapter.

Linklater's 1995 film Before Sunrise - the first in the trilogy - followed a chance meeting between an American tourist and a French student on a train en route to Vienna, and the subsequent day they spend together.

The writing trio received an Oscar nomination for their work on the 2004 sequel, which relocated the action to Paris and brought Jesse, now an author, and Celine, an environmentalist, together nine years after their first meeting.

Director Linklater remains best known for high school comedy Dazed and Confused and box office hit School of Rock, starring Jack Black - though his body of work includes films as diverse as Fast Food Nation and the animation Waking Life.

His most recent film, Bernie, a black comedy starring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, was released in the US in May.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Entertainment & Arts stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.