Exclusive Video: Choke Director Clark Gregg on Casting

July 30, 2008


Fox Searchlight has provided us exclusively with this video from the Q&As at the Los Angeles Film Festival for Choke. This is one of those indies that is poised to hit big and I've got a feeling it will. It's got incredibly passionate creative talent involved, one of the best independent studios distributing, and of course, the whimsical writing of Chuck Palahniuk. We've been provided one segment of answers during the Q&As where writer/director Clark Gregg answer a question about how he was able to get such actors like Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston and Kelly Macdonald on a "budget like this." We don't often get to see Q&As live so this is a rare opportunity to hear from Clark Gregg himself. Enjoy!

While you can watch the video exclusively here on FS.net below, it will eventually show up on the official website for Choke as well. Peter from SlashFilm has one of the other segments where Gregg and Palahniuk talk about the dream-like feel of the film. Be sure to check out Choke in theaters this fall!

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Choke is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker and actor Clark Gregg. The film is an adaption of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name. Choke premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was bought by Fox Searchlight for around $5 million. The film currently arrives in theaters starting on September 26th this year.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


isn't that guy an actor or something, he looks really familiar. Anyway choke looks really funny.

Darrin on Jul 30, 2008


so i just went onto the main page and watched the trailer. i so need to see this movie.

dave13 on Jul 30, 2008


I love Choke the novel, Clark Gregg (Sports Night!), and I'm excited to see this movie, but some of the images associated with the marketing campaign - like that top image of a woman's legs in his mouth - are awful. I know it's due to the character being portrayed, but I don't think it's necessary. Also, the whomever they hired to market the film sending out anal beads as promotion - C'MON. The scene in the book in which anal beads are a main player is one of those gag-inducing ones, and not exactly appealing. I'm trying to disassociate the advertisements & campaign (save the trailer) so that I stay excited to see this film.

jessica maria on Jul 31, 2008


I just read one of the early reviews of choke. Looks like a really good movie. I love the book, and cant wait to see it.

Matt on Sep 22, 2008

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