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Birbiglia & Glass Fire Back at Joss Whedon for 'Sleepwalk with Me'

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August 16, 2012
Source: This American Life

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass

Now this is getting good! Just a couple of days ago, The Avengers director Joss Whedon decided to stir up some trouble by asking audiences to request the charming indie comedy Sleepwalk with Me (from comedian Mike Birbiglia and "This American Life" host Ira Glass) at their local theater and then boycott it. Whedon doesn't want the few hundred screens he has left for his superhero ensemble disappearing, and he's worried about this film taking over the $1.5 billion box office the Marvel film has accumulated. Now Birbiglia and Glass are on full alert and have the math to back up their battle to beat the box office record.

Here's Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass doing the math to fight Joss Whedon via "This American Life":

Mike Birbiglia writes, co-directs and stars in Sleepwalk with Me, based on the comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker's own one-man show and book of the same name. Birbiglia plays a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Produced and co-written by Ira Glass (NPR’s “This American Life”) the film also stars Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn and plenty of other great stand-up comedians. The film hits limited theaters on August 24th. Be sure to see it!

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  • Danimal
    i love this battle
  • http://www.facebook.com/ponchoandy Andy Ortega
    I love this kind of marketing.
  • http://www.facebook.com/dieg0 Diego Turró
    Love the ending of this.. so good.. cant wait to see it!!
  • Killjoy
    This is great marketing but I'm probably not going to see it until it comes to home video
  • bozo connors
    lol - genius. More public camaraderie between movie people please. Would love to see a... Chris Nolan vs. Peter Jackson. (?!)
  • Antonio
    ya this isn't happening

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