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What Happens Later

November 3, 2023
1hr 45min
Status: released

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What Happens Later Movie Details:

Movie NameWhat Happens Later
Based byShooting Star by Steven Dietz
Country United States
Language English
GenreRomance, Comedy
Release DateNovember 3, 2023
Running Time1hr 45min
Age ratingR
CastMeg Ryan
David Duchovny
Hal Liggett
Directed by Meg Ryan
Screenplay bySteven Dietz
Kirk Lynn
Meg Ryan
Produced byJonathan Duffy
Kelly Williams
Laura D. Smith Ireland
Kristin Mann
Cinematography by Bartosz Nalazek
Edited by Jason Gourson
Music byDavid Boman
Production CompanyProwess Pictures
Ten Acre Films
Distributor Bleecker Street
Budget$3 million
Box Office Collection$3.4 million

What Happens Later Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Meg Ryan as Willa
  • David Duchovny as Bill
  • Hal Liggett as airport voice


The film follows two ex lovers, Bill and Willa get snowed in at a regional airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted.

About What Happens Later Movie:

  • It is based on Steven Dietz’s 2008 play Shooting Star.
  • The film was announced in May 2022 by Meg Ryan through Instagram post.
  • It is Meg Ryan’s second feature film as director, after 2015’s Ithaca, and also her first film as an actor since Ithaca.
  • Filming began on October 26, 2022 in Bentonville, Arkansas.
  • This movie was filmed in Northwest Arkansas, including Bentonville (home to Walmart’s Headquarters), and Northwest Arkansas National Airport.
  • What Happens Later was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on October 13, 2023, but was moved to November 3 to avoid competition with the Taylor Swift concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.