Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shot Secret Indie with David Gordon Green
In a culture full of scoops, paparazzi, sneaky set photos, and movie blogs, it's a wonder that directors like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams are able to make movies while keeping most of their mysteries in tact, with only a few details leaking out before a film's release date. But what if two big-name actors teamed with a famous director and made an entire movie without anyone knowing about it? According to Twitch, that's exactly what just happened with Prince Avalanche, the latest project written and directed by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green and starring both Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. More below!
So what is this mystery project? Prince Avalanche was shot in Austin, Texas last month and is a remake of a 2011 Icelandic comedy called Either Way. The original is a low budget movie set in the 1980s about two highway workers who become friends during a summer of painting lines on desolate roads. Gordon Green is almost equally well known for his early smaller films like All The Real Girls and Snow Angels as he is for the bigger budget mainstream comedies he's done over the past few years, so I'm sure people who were disappointed with the direction his career has taken will be pleased to hear he's returning to his indie roots.
Not to sound like a total ass, but there was definitely a lot of promise in his early work (Snow Angels has some beautiful moments), and working with his buddy Danny McBride may have actually hindered him a bit as a serious filmmaker. We'll see if Prince Avalanche is what he needs to get those creative juices flowing again. No release date has been announced yet. Interested?