Movies

August 9, 2012

Director Jay Roach Talks THE CAMPAIGN, His Fascination with Elections, the Challenges of Cutting Down a 3.5 Hour Rough Cut, and More

Share

Jay-Roach-The-Campaign-interview-slice

Last week, Warner Bros. invited us to attend the press junket for The Campaign.  The R-rated comedy stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two politicians who keep finding hilarious new lows in order to win a district election in North Carolina.   For more on the film, click here for all of our previous coverage.

During my on-camera interview with director Jay Roach, we talked about his fascination with elections, the movie’s element of satire in a big broad comedy, the length of the film’s first cut, the challenges of cutting so much great material, and his potential future projects including the Steve Carell comedy Brigadier Gerard, and a serious film about Nikita Khrushchev‘s visit to the United States.  Hit the jump to check out the interview, click here for my interview with Ferrell and Galifianakis, and click here for my interview with Dylan McDermottThe Campaign opens Friday.

Jay Roach

  • 0:19 – What he finds fascinating about elections as opposed to other parts of the political process.
  • 1:00 – How the film does have an element of satire, but how it’s more of a broad comedy, and why they chose politics as the arena for these characters.
  • 2:16 – The length of the film’s first cut.
  • 2:44 – The challenges of deciding what material to cut.
  • 3:33 – Other projects he’s currently developing, including the Steve Carell comedy Brigadier Gerard, and a serious film about Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the United States.

the campaign poster zach galifianakis will ferrell

Share





 
 

 
 

Hollywood Memorabilia Auction- ‘I Love Lucy’ & ‘Star Trek’

Allie Mac Kay was live from El Segundo at Premiere Props to preview items up for auction this weekend. Allie caught a glimpse of a coveted mantel decoration from “I Love Lucy,” as well as Data’s severed head from the “S...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

Director Steve Pink Talks ABOUT LAST NIGHT, What Attracted Him to the Project, Why the Movie Was Due for a New Adaptation, and More

First, there was the play, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” written by David Mamet.  Then, there was the 1986 feature film, About Last Night, starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins.  Now, a mode...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

New TV Spot for THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Disney has released a new TV spot for Thor: The Dark World.  The film finds Chris Hemsworth’s Thor squaring off against the villainous dark elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).  Recent reshoots added more Lok...
by Geek Staff
0