It takes a fairly competent director to corral a cast including multiple Oscar nominees AND teen magazine cover kids. With Screen Gems’ Easy A, director Will Gluck takes such a challenge and produces a hilarious film that manages to not hit you over the head with it’s positive message about being yourself. In Easy A, unassuming Olive (Emma Stone) learns that sometimes anonymity isn’t so bad. At the press junket, Gluck talked adolescence, how he assembled his cast through blackmail, and the upcoming Friends With Benefits starring Justin Timberlake. Watch the interview after the jump.
In the interview, Will Gluck relishes the experience of working with his cast, discusses his love of genre pictures, and discusses his plan for keeping his kids out of the entertainment business. Gluck’s light directorial touch allows a great ensemble to shine in Screen Gems’ Easy A which opens September 17th.