For the last week we’ve been reporting on director Todd Phillip’s (The Hangover, Old School) mysterious Project X movie. What we knew already was Phillip’s was “godfathering” the $12 million dollar project at Warner Bros. He is producing the film with Joel Silver and Nima Nourizadeh making his feature debut after a career directing commercials and music videos. The film reportedly centers on an “outrageous high concept”. Since that time, the concept has been rumored to be “a party movie.”
But the big news about the project was how they want to cast the film. Unlike most movies that cast actors with resume’s and agents, for Project X, Phillips and WB want to open it up to people that normally never have a chance to get in a movie. To do this, they launched ProjectXOpenCall with the goal of finding “unknown actors/real people of all ethnicities,” and who “Must be legal 18 & able to play 18 years old, U.S. residents only.” If you submit, you need to tell your most embarrassing story, your craziest party story, if you wanted to impress someone at a club show us how you would dance, and the one thing you do that makes your friends laugh.
Since news of the project hit the net, many rumors have been circulating about Project X. Rather than post them here, I decided to try and get Todd Phillips on the phone to try and give me some updates. While he wouldn’t talk about all the online rumors, I did find out a lot. Hit the jump for more: