Emile Hirsch Talks KILLER JOE and David Gordon Green’s “Secret Film” PRINCE AVALANCHE

     July 25, 2012


Opening this weekend, in limited release, is director William Friedkin‘s controversial thriller Killer Joe based on the play by Tracey Letts.  The NC-17-rated film centers on a son (Emile Hirsch) and his father (Thomas Haden Church) who hire a cop moonlighting as a hitman (Matthew McConaughey) to murder their mother in order to get her insurance policy.  The film also stars Juno Temple as Hirsch’s sister and Gina Gershon.  Loaded with great performances and an insane third act, Killer Joe is definitely worth checking out.  For more on the film, here’s the trailer and a clip.

The other day I sat down with Emile Hirsch here in Los Angeles.  We talked about how he got involved in Killer Joe and his initial reaction to the script, favorite movies, how he prepares for a role, and he talks about director David Gordon Green‘s comedy remake Prince Avalanche, which he filmed completely under the radar in Austin without word getting out.  He says “it’s based on an Icelandic movie called Either Way and it’s going to be, I think, awesome.  It’s a story about these two guys who work on the road crews in Texas after these horrible fires.  It’s just a small movie about these two guys, but it’s going to be really interesting.”  Hit the jump for more.

Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch Killer-Joe-imageEmile Hirsch Time Index:

  • 0:25 – Emile Hirsch lists Raging Bull, The Matrix, The English Patient, Platoon and more among the films he would have to have with him on a desert island.
  • 1:05 – Hirsch talks about reading the script for Killer Joe and his reaction to it.
  • 2:30 – In preparing for this role versus other films, Hirsch talks about the authenticity of his character and the importance of “nailing the scene” over researching the role.
  • 4:05 – Hirsch teases Prince Avalanche, a secret movie he filmed with David Gordon Green, based on an Icelandic movie titled Either Way.
  • Collider:  I’m out of time with you, but if you don’t mind, real quick, I have to ask you, I’m so excited, you did this secret film with David Gordon Green, what can you tease about this thing?
  • Emile Hirsch:  It’s called Prince Avalanche, and it’s based on an Icelandic movie called Either Way and it’s going to be, I think, awesome.  It’s a story about these two guys who work on the road crews in Texas after these horrible fires.  It’s just a small movie about these two guys, but it’s going to be really interesting.

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