First Look at Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell in 'The Way, Way Back'

August 24, 2012
Source: NY Times

The Way, Way Back

Alexander Payne's The Descendants was a strong drama that won a bunch of awards earlier this year, and though Payne's direction was solid and Clooney's acting was stellar as always, a large part of the film's success can be attributed to co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Their script went on to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and gave the duo some much-needed clout in Hollywood. They decided to move behind the camera to direct their first feature called The Way, Way Back which they also wrote, and now we have our first official look at the film. See the photo below with Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and more.

Here's the first look photo from The Way, Way Back, originally from NY Times via The Film Stage:

The Way, Way Back - First Look

The story seems to share some common ground with Greg Mottola's film Adventureland, as the teenage protagonist (Liam James) has trouble with his mother (Collette) and her new husband (Carell) so he gets a job at a local waterpark and befriends the affable manager (Rockwell). This photo obviously isn't much, but it gives us a good sense of a confrontation between Carell and Rockwell, which has the makings of being very entertaining. We're all looking forward to seeing what Faxon, who has had small parts in movies like Orange County and Bad Teacher, and Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on NBC's "Community," can do behind the camera on their first attempt, so stay tuned for a trailer, release date and more information as it hits.

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  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Let's get over with it, shall we? "Is this the sequel to The Way Back, LMFAO". Moving on...
  • bat0u
    so...I can safely assume this is not a sequel to The Way Back? love me some Sam Rockwell
  • Bobo_Vision
    Jim Rash from Community! Best show on tv. Hopefully Jim will get powerful enough in Hollywood to get Dan Harmon hos job back.
  • Paul
    I love that the milkshake and the brothel troublemaker from Reno 911! are Oscar winners.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    Steve and Sam? Sold!




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