Donald Faison, Mike Epps/Wood Harris and Yasmin Deliz/Cisco Reyes – NEXT DAY AIR
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Written by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Opening next Friday is director Benny Boom’s first film and it’s called “Next Day Air”. The film stars Donald Faison, Mos Def, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Yasmine Deliz, Cisco Reyes and Emilio Rivera. Here’s the synopsis:
When two bumbling criminals (Mike Epps and Wood Harris) accidentally receive a package of grade-A cocaine, they think they've hit the jackpot. But when they try to cash in on their luck, it triggers a series of events that forever changes the lives of ten people in Next Day Air, an uproarious action comedy featuring an all-star cast including Donald Faison, Mos Def and Debbie Allen.
Smalltime hoods Brody (Mike Epps) and Guch (Wood Harris) have seen better days. But when a wacked-out courier (Donald Faison) accidentally brings them a box containing 10 kilos of high-quality cocaine meant for their next-door neighbors, it sets in motion a hilarious and harrowing chain of events that could cost all of them their lives.
Brody and Guch immediately arrange to sell the coke to Brody’s drug dealer cousin (Omari Hardwick) and his tightlipped bodyguard (Darius McCrary). But when the intended recipients of the package, wannabe gangster Jesus (Cisco Reyes) and his feisty girlfriend (Yasmin Deliz), realize the box hasn’t arrived, they set out on a desperate search to find it before ruthless drug kingpin Bodega Diablo (Emilio Rivera) notices it’s missing.
But they’re too late. Furious over the loss of his shipment, mob boss Bodega will stop at nothing to get the drugs back. With Brody and Guch’s drug deal about to go down, all parties are on a collision course that’s almost certain to end in heavy gunfire. And whoever’s still standing when the smoke clears could walk away with nearly a million dollars in cash and drugs!
To help promote the film, I recently attended the Los Angeles press day and got to interview most of the cast. During the interviews, everyone talked about why they wanted to make the film, what it was like to work with Benny Boom, and a lot more. Also, if you’d like to watch some clips from “Next Day Air”, click here.
· We talk about the white guy handshake
· We talk about Obama and McCain
· How did he prepare to play a pot smoking NDA delivery driver
· I ask if he fought hard for the part
· What was it like working for Benny
· Did they play any Rock Band on set during down time
· Happy or sad that Scrubs is coming to an end
Mike Epps and Wood Harris
· They talk about being on set and how much fun they had
· What did they do to prepare for the role
· What was it like working with Benny Boom on his first film
Yasmin Deliz and Cisco Reyes
· I ask about their auditions for this movie
· They talk about their characters relationship
· I ask about working for Benny Boom was like
· What do they think about Twitter, Facebook and MySpace