April 16, 2014

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Josh Brolin on ‘Jonah Hex’: ‘It got so derailed’

HollywoodNews.com: Josh Brolin, whose star wattage has been rising in serious dramatic fare, confessed that his headliner “Jonah Hex” misfired.
The $60 million feature based on the DC western comic book bombed at the summer box office making $10.5 million.
“We had an original intention and that got away from us,” Brolin tells MTV news.
“It got so derailed at a certain point that the assemblage of what we could use was so disconnected to what our original intention was that it just got mixed up.”
Nonetheless, “Jonah Hex” was nothing for Brolin to duck his head about. He knew it wasn’t a film that should take itself seriously like his previous credits “No Country for Old Men” or “W.”
“I still think it’s a lot of fun. If you go in there, kind of like ‘Piranha 3-D,’ when you go and see that movie and you go and think, ‘This is ridiculous,’ and, ‘This is fun,’ then you could still go in there and have a good time.”
Brolin has a triple-whammy of releases opening this fall: Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit.”
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Richard Dreyfuss reveals why he made ‘Piranha 3-D:’ “to get money”

On Tuesday, Richard Dreyfuss spoke with reporters about his new film The Lightkeepers, a modest comedy about two men who hole up in a lighthouse to escape the world only to be confronted by their past. In addition to talking about that film, Dreyfuss briefly discussed his participation in the thriller Red and Piranha 3-D, where he reprises one of the roles that made him famous, Jaws’ enthusiastic ichthyologist Matt Hooper. The actor, who at 62 no longer has time for varnished truth, offered the following unusually candid details about his involvement in the pair of upcoming projects.
Hollywood News: You indicated you like a comfortable set. What was it like to work with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman on Red, where they seem like old hands who could hyptothetically make the experience very relaxed?

Richard Dreyfuss: It was great. It was a very rare experience for me to work with people who had such high reputations altogether. In that way, it was great. But, I was only on the film for about four days.
Hollywood News: What is your role in the film?

Dreyfuss: The political cabinet member villain. Apparently, that’s what I do, nowadays.
Hollywood News: Why did you take a role in Piranha 3-D? Was that a tribute to Jaws?

Dreyfuss: I had said no because I didn’t want to make fun of my own career. I was on the phone with Bob Weinstein and he said, “We can give you a lot more money,” and I told him what I was involved in. I was describing to him this [idea of] bringing civics back, so that people understood their own civic authority. Because if we’re bound only by ideas and don’t teach them, we’re not bound. And, he interrupted and said, “If it hadn’t already been written, I would have said, ‘You had me at civics.’” He wrote a check that was this big to the Initiative, and I said, “Okay, I’ll do the film.” And their names are going to be on the bottom of the website, permanently.
Hollywood News: Who do you play in the film?

Dreyfuss: I play Matt Hooper. I play the older Matt Hooper, who escaped being eaten by the shark and is now eaten by a bunch of piranha fish.
Hollywood News: Was it an opportunity for you to bring some gravitas to something that might otherwise be superficial fun?

Dreyfuss: No, it was an [...]