Opening this weekend after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You. Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne,Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, opening old wounds and reigniting passions that have long-since been repressed. Loaded with great performances and a very funny script, I definitely recommend seeing the film this weekend. For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer.
A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with director Shawn Levy. He discussed how he was able to get composer Michael Giacchino to score the film, the deleted sex scene between Adam Driver and Connie Britton and why he cut it out of the film, why it won’t be included on the Blu-ray, the toughest scene to shoot, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
And click here to watch my video interview with Corey Stoll and Adam Driver.
- How did he land Michael Giacchino?
- Talks about the deleted sex scene between Adam Driver and Connie Britton and why he cut it out of the film.
- Will the scene be on the Blu-ray? Explains why it won’t be on the Blu-ray. Talks about what will be on the Blu-ray.
- What was the toughest scene to shoot?