Is that a genre you’d always liked and wanted to do your take?I actually wanted to do Will Ferrell movies. I love Will Ferrell and would love to do a movie with him or with Bill Murray, Steve Martin. I like those comic actors. I think they’re really great. I never got offered the kind of script that I’d want to do with them. And so I think in this case I think I sort of wrote 1/3 a sort of young Will Ferrell comedy with these guys, so that was a happy experience. Since I didn’t get offered those kind of films, I could write one myself, or at least 1/3 of one.I had a Whit Stillman marathon this week in prep for a feature for The Playlist, and also why not? This interview reminded me why I totally adore this man. Also vintage photo above = 90s UHB babe!
Did you get anywhere talking with those comedians and developing projects with them?Yeah, I’ve met Steve Martin and I’ve met Will Ferrell, had really, really nice meetings with them. I’ve never met Bill Murray. I really like those guys. I think actually Bill Murray’s the secret weapon of indie comedies because the great indie comedies he seems to be in.