From writer/director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong), Wrong Cops chronicles a group of cops behaving badly, who are looking to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot. This bizarrely hilarious ensemble comedy features an eclectic cast that includes Mark Burnham, Steve Little, Eric Wareheim, Arden Myrin, Eric Judor, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie and Marilyn Manson.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Quentin Dupieux talked about how he had the idea for Wrong Cops while watching Mark Burnham play his role in Wrong, why he thought there was enough there to develop a full movie around his character, how Marilyn Manson personally reached out to him, as a fan of his films, why he created this particular character for him, that he prefers to do fast-paced shoots with minimal lighting so that he doesn’t have to stop for set-ups, how he approaches working with actors, and how he enjoys having a group of really cool and talented actors that follow him from project to project. He also talked about the secret project that he’s since done with Marilyn Manson, that showed him what a strong actor he is. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Writer-Director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Wrong) is putting his unique stamp on his next film, but that’s par for the course since his previous films centered on a homicidal tire and a man in an existential search for his dog, respectively. His crime comedy, Wrong Cops, centers on a crime-free Los Angeles and the bored cops that work in it. Today, we’ve got an exclusive clip from one of those chapters to share with you, one that features Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) and Mark Burnham (Wrong).
Also starring Marilyn Manson, Eric Wareheim, Ray Wise, Jon LaJoie, and Grace Zariskie, Wrong Cops will be available in theaters and on demand starting December 20th. Watch the trailer for Wrong Cops here, and hit the jump to watch our exclusive clip plus 21 new images from the film.
From writer/director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber), the low-budget comedy Wrong follows Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick) after he wakes up one morning to find that he has lost his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on an awkwardly funny journey that is often bizarre and absurd, but always oddly entertaining.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Quentin Dupieux talked about what led him to become a filmmaker, finding the links between random elements, how his main goal as a writer is to entertain himself, why he wanted to address themes of love through the relationship between a man and his dog, maintaining the perfect balance between comedy and anxiety, and why he likes to be his own cinematographer. He also talked about when the idea for Wrong Cops (about a group of bad cops looking to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot) evolved, his French-language film Réalité, the super silly film he is working on writing next, and how surprised and happy he is about the reaction he got to Rubber. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
After seeing Rubber and Wrong, I’m not sure if writer-director Quentin Dupieux has any depth to his ridiculously bizarre films, but they’re entertaining nonetheless (especially Wrong). His next film, Wrong Cops, looks equally strange, but it has an unconventional filmmaking process as well. Dupieux is shooting the multi-chapter film as financing comes in, and releasing what he has so far at festivals. He debuted 14 minutes of the movie at Cannes last spring, and he’ll be premiering the first 45 minutes at Sundance. The film stars Marilyn Manson, Eric Wareheim, Mark Burnham, Ray Wise, Steve Little, Jon LaJoie, and Grace Zariskie. I’m curious how Dupieux pulls together his cast and crew to repeatedly come back to work once more financing has come in.
As for the film itself, watch the trailer and you’ll see why it’s tough to describe the movie beyond “Cops behaving badly (as if the title didn’t already clue you in).” The trailer says the finished film should be ready by this summer.
If the current line-up of screenings at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival wasn’t enough for you, these new additions might be enough to win you over:
- The world premiere of Magic Magic, from writer/director Sebastian Silva (The Maid), starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple and Emily Browning.
- The world premiere of Muscle Shoals, a documentary from Greg “Freddy” Camalier about the founding of FAME Studios, with appearances by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman and more.
- Wrong Cops, from writer/director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber), starring Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little and Eric Wareheim in 45 minutes of in-progress footage.
- A screening of Robert Rodriguez’s 1993 film, El Mariachi, returning for it’s 20th anniversary of premiering at Sundance, now as part of the “From the Collection” series.
Hit the jump for more details.