Watch This: Paul Giamatti as a Rocket Scientist in Pretty Bird
At Sundance a few years ago I caught a film called Pretty Bird, directed by actor Paul Schneider, that was about a group of misfit scientists and businessmen who decide to build a working rocket-powered belt, like the one seen in James Bond (or Kick-Ass). It was a comedy starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, and Kristen Wiig, and was actually pretty damn good, despite the otherwise scathing reviews it got during the fest. I never heard a single thing about it again for nearly two years, but a trailer has finally appeared online. Sadly, it's only going straight-to-DVD, but now you can finally get a glimpse of what Pretty Bird is all about.
Watch the official DVD trailer for Paul Schneider's Pretty Bird:
A sweet-natured guy (Billy Crudup) enlists his pals to help him create and market his idea for a rocket-powered belt. When they unexpectedly find success, everything begins to spin even further out of control.
Pretty Bird was both written and directed by first-time director Paul Schneider, who's best known as an actor from films like Elizabethtown, Assassination of Jesse James, Lars and the Real Girl, Away We Go and also NBC's "Parks & Rec." Long-time editor Zene Baker is credited for the story in the film. This did originally premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2008, but never ended up getting a distributor. Years later, Paramount is finally releasing Pretty Bird straight-to-DVD on June 29th - buy it on Amazon!