Opening this weekend after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You. Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast made up of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne,Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, opening old wounds and reigniting passions that have long-since been repressed. Loaded with great performances and a very funny script, I definitely recommend seeing the film this weekend. For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer.
Last week at TIFF, I landed an exclusive video interview with co-stars Corey Stoll and Adam Driver. They talked about why they wanted to be involved in the film, getting to work with such a great ensemble cast, how they like to prepare for a role, what it’s like winning the actor’s lottery (they’re both involved in a ton of exciting future projects like Ant-Man and Star Wars), and I asked Driver when was the last time he sang “Please Mr. Kennedy” from Inside Llewyn Davis. Hit the jump for what they had to say.
Corey Stoll and Adam Driver:
- Space Ace talk
- When was the last time Adam Driver sang Please Mr. Kennedy?
- How Hollywood doesn’t make a lot of talking dramas anymore. They talk about why they wanted to be involved in the film.
- How do they like to prepare for a role and did they do anything different for this film?
- What has it been like winning the actors lottery in terms of the projects and filmmakers they’ve been working with the past year.