I’m a big Joe Carnahan fan. I’ve enjoyed all of his movies, and his most recent, The Grey, was my favorite film of 2012. I was eagerly anticipating his follow-up Stretch, which stars Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back.” The cast for the low-budget film also includes Chris Pine, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Dekker, James Badge Dale, Shaun Toub, Ray Liotta, and David Hasselhoff. So it was a bummer when Universal dropped the movie and it fell off the theatrical schedule this year. Since then, we’ve been wondering when and how we’re going to see a movie that’s like “excessive 80’s R-rated action comedies,” according to Wilson.
At the TCA Press Tour, Christina interviewed Carnahan (who was there for his upcoming drama series State of Affairs), and got him to provide an update on Stretch and plans for a festival debut. Hit the jump for what he had to say.