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Linklater film has links to Boyhood

Richard Linklater has revealed that his latest film, That's What I'm Talking About, will have a connection to Boyhood.

The filmmaker, who previously described the film as a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed And Confused, reckons it also has a link to Boyhood. The movie follows one of the Dazed and Confused characters going to university.

He told Creative Screenwriting: "I think the word 'spiritual' gets me off the hook. I just shot it and wrapped it recently, and it has nothing to do with Dazed And Confused other than it would be set four years later, when one of the younger characters went off to college.

"It's a party film. It's really about the beginning of school, not the end of the school year."

The 54-year-old screenwriter, who won the Sonny Bono visionary award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, continued: "I guess personally or autobiographically it's kind of in that realm, but it's also a continuation of Boyhood, believe it or not.

"I don't know if one film can be a sequel to two different movies, but it begins right where Boyhood ends with a guy showing up at college and meeting his new roommates and a girl. It overlaps with the end of Boyhood."

Boyhood was Richard's 12-year project which chronicled the growing years of Mason Evans Jr, played by Ellar Coltrane.

That's What I'm Talking About, which stars Glee actor Blake Jenner and Ryan Guzman, is scheduled for release later this year.

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