[Interview] Nick Stahl and Nicholas Tomnay Talk ‘What You Wish For’ and Halloween

The darkly comedic new thriller What You Wish For arrives in select theaters and on VOD this week, and we talked to Nick Stahl (Terminator 3, Sin City) and writer/director Nicholas Tomnay about the origins of this twisted story of financially desperate a chef who takes over the identity of his dead friend only to find out that what he thought was a perfect life is anything but, and of course their feelings on Halloween.

In the film, Ryan (Nick Stahl) is a talented, down-on-his-luck chef with crushing gambling problems. Circumstances being what they are, he leaves town in a hurry for the safe haven of an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack (Brian Groh), a more prestigious chef with his own unique troubles, welcomes him into his home. Ryan has no idea how Jack’s able to afford his extravagant lifestyle cooking for the elite in paradise; he doesn’t want to feel envious, yet he can’t help but want this life for himself as well. Soon, a grim twist of fate will give that to him. Ryan assumes his friend’s identity and soon discovers just what Jack’s been doing to maintain the lifestyle he so desperately craved.

Written and directed by Nicholas Tomnay, the cast also includes Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell, and Juan Carlos Messier.

You can watch our exclusive video interview with Nick Stahl and Nicholas Tomnay, as well as the new film’s trailer, below.

What You Wish For will be available to stream on Digital starting May 31. (Watch it here.)

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Nick Stahl and Tamsin Topolski in ‘WHAT YOU WISH FOR’, a Magnet release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.