While you might not know the name Dana Brunetti, you’ve definitely seen some of his work. Over the past few years, Brunetti has helped produce a number of cool and varied projects like 21, House of Cards, Captain Phillips, Fanboys, The Social Network, and Casino Jack (just to name a few), and next year he’s helping to bring 50 Shades of Greyto movie screens. Not a bad ten year run.
Last week I sat down with Brunetti for an extended video interview. Since we talked about so many projects, I’m breaking up the conversation into smaller parts. Yesterday I posted what he said about Netflix’s House of Cards, and today it’s about Captain Phillips. During the interview he talked about working with Mike De Luca and Kevin Spacey to acquire the rights to Phillips’ story, his first meetings with Phillips, the challenge of getting a studio onboard, landing Paul Greengrass as the director, how they initially had a longer cut of the film, a big and expensive alternate ending that was filmed chronicling Phillips’ homecoming, other changes to the film including more of Catherine Keener‘s character, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.