CHICAGO – Writer, director and actor Cooper Raiff made waves with his new film Cha Cha Real Smooth when it won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year – and even bigger waves when Apple bought the rights to the movie for a cool $15 million.
Now, the 25-year-old up-and-coming cinematic talent is gearing up for the release of the film – which starts streaming on AppleTV+ on June 17 – and is coming to terms with his career being on the verge of exploding.
Raiff sat down to talk with FOX 32 Entertainment Reporter Jake Hamilton about how this movie – about a 20-something-year-old party starter who starts questioning which direction his life should go in – will look to him when he’s finally out of his 20’s himself.
“I hate say that I would hate it,” Raiff said. “I think I would still love it. I hope I will still love it as much as I do now. I bet I won’t.”
When Hamilton asked what he meant, Raiff expanded, “I don’t know. My first movie, I watch and I’m like ‘Oh I wish I didn’t do those certain things.’ But I don’t know, I love it right now.”
Cha Cha Real Smooth starts streaming on AppleTV+ on June 17.