Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writing duo who brought us The Hangover, make their directing debut in the outrageous comedy 21 and Over opening March 1st. When straight-A college student Jeff Chang’s two friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) pay him a surprise visit for his 21st birthday, what was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery just before a critical medical school interview the next morning.
At the Saddle Back Chop House on the Sunset Strip, Lucas and Moore sat down for a roundtable interview about the fun and challenges of co-directing their first feature, bringing to life an epic quest movie that’s also a drinking comedy, divvying up the directing chores, nailing the lingo of a 21-year-old, finding the perfect cast, balancing the outlandish humor, taking the stunts as far as they could go, not panicking when one lead drove over the other lead in a golf cart, and handling a complicated night shoot involving a pep rally with 500 kids, fire, a live buffalo and a drawstring bear on a penis. They also discussed shooting their new comedy pilot, Mixology, with Larry Charles directing. Hit the jump to read more.