After decades in the business as a studio head and a producer, legendary New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye has returned to directing. Taking a break from his duties at his new production house, Unique Features, Shaye is back with his third directorial debut, Ambition, a shocking tale full of twists and turns that is sure to please audiences everywhere.
In Ambition, a young aspiring musician preparing for a competition is incredibly confidant and gets herself involved in a frightening trap that she has to find her way out of. It raises the question: If an insane person is telling a story, is it real?
I had the honor to catch up with Bob to talk about Ambition, his vision in creating the thriller, working with his sister Lin Shaye again, as well as a slew of other anecdotes from New Line Cinema’s storied past.
Bob Shaye: That’s really nice of you to say, Brian. Well, I appreciate you. As I said, you really made my day. That’s wonderful praise. Thank you.
Thank you so much, Bob. It’s been fantastic talking to you.
Bob Shaye: Okay, my friend. Thank you very much. Take care of yourself.
Ambition is on Digital and On Demand everywhere right now. The movie stars Katherine Hughes, Giles Matthey, Sonoya Mizuno, Dylan McNamara, Kyanna Simone Simpson, John Kroft and Bryan Batt with a special appearance by Lin Shaye.