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Q&A: David Gordon Green On 'Your Highness,' The Musical Deleted Scene & Shooting Big FX Comedy

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  • April 8, 2011 3:44 AM
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While arthouse heads may bemoan that David Gordon Green -- at least for the time being -- has left behind the dramatic character fare that marked his early work like "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" they simply haven't been paying attention. From day one, Green has never hidden his enthusiasm for all things cinema from the artiest of obscure movies to big, dumb popcorn blockbusters. He's a true fan of film, with interests delving into nearly every genre and not constrained by invisible lines of what's approved, and there is no greater evidence of that than this weekend's "Your Highness." Starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Theroux, the film isa massive homage to films like "Krull" and "The Dragonslayer" while mixing influences from road movies, quest films and yes, stoner pics. It's a winning and hilarious mash-up that also marks Green's most ambitiously staged big screen outing to date.

David Gordon Green Talks His Musical Dream Project, Reveals Script Remake Of 'Ice Station Zebra'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2011 8:40 AM
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Director Wants To Make A Musical About Rival Musical Families In Branson, MissouriDavid Gordon Green's early career is a wet dream for up-and-coming, aspiring filmmakers. Lyrical, poetic and still loose and beautiful in its form, most filmmakers would kill to have something as good as his debut film "George Washington" (which is part of the Criterion Collection) in their oeuvre. 2003's "All the Real Girls" continued in this vein, but injected a sense of subtle comedy (which we would see later) and indie quirk thanks to strong performances by Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Danny McBride (in his debut) and Patricia Clarkson.

David Gordon Green Acquires Rights To Original 'Suspiria' Score By Italian Prog-Rockers Goblin

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 12:59 PM
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Will Utilize For Own Remake, 'Your Highness' Composer Steve Jablonsky On BoardWith his "Suspiria" remake now set as his next project, versatile director David Gordon Green is beginning to tease the long-gestating remake in bits and pieces as the first half of his 2011 double feature, medieval-stoner-comedy "Your Highness," nears release.

David Gordon Green Says His Horror Remake Of 'Suspiria' Is Hopefully Next

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 28, 2011 4:55 AM
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Confirms Natalie Portman Was Once In Talks, But The Filmmaker Is Now Looking To Cast An UnknownExclusive: Filmmaker David Gordon Green is a busy guy. He's got both "Your Highness" and "The Sitter" hitting this year, and he's moving into television, with "Good Vibes" on MTV, and "Black Jack" at Comedy Central. Beyond that, his long-rumored remake of "Suspiria" looks like it will be next on his feature-film horizon. We spoke to Green in regards to "Your Highness" this weekend, which opens a week from Friday (April 8), and got the story on old school horror fans' most anticipated remake.

David Gordon Green Brings 'Black Jack' To Comedy Central; Zach Galifianakis Producing For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 6:22 AM
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These days, to be considered a major player, you gotta have your fingers in a lot of different pies, and television -- especially on premium cable like HBO or AMC -- are providing opportunities for talent to develop a broad array of work. One has to look no further than Mark Wahlberg or Tom Hanks who are heavily involved with the network with a variety of programs. So really, it's no surprise that David Gordon Green and Zach Galifianakis are making bigger strides down those avenues.

Jon Heder Says David Gordon Green & Danny McBride's 'Mr. Machine' On Hold For Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 1:30 AM
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Also Talks About His Role In Upcoming Paul Dano Drama 'For Ellen'David Gordon Green tends to have his hands in a number of projects at any given time, but naturally, some stall out, get left behind or put aside. Back in 2008, just as "Pineapple Express" was gearing up to hit theaters and do some boffo box office, Green and Danny McBride pulled out an old script from their drawer, dusted it off, and set it up at Universal. Titled "Mr. Machine," McBride described the project as "our take on those old Amblin films -- it follows around these science fair geeks that construct this robot that gets a life of its own. It's like... I don't know, a 'Short Circuit' zombie movie." Well, it's now a few years later and there has been little word since, so we asked Jon Heder --- who is currently doing press to drum up support for the animated short he's developing via Kickstarter) -- about the status of the picture that is being produced under his Greasy Entertainment shingle.

HBO To Team With Rough House Pictures For Remake Of Irish Bare-Knuckle Fighting Doco 'Knuckle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 25, 2011 1:23 AM
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Production Shingle's Stalwarts David Gordon Green, Jody Hill & Danny McBride InvolvedHBO is set to team with David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride's production shingle Rough House Pictures for a television remake of Ian Palmer's Sundance-starring documentary "Knuckle," which follows the story of two Irish families who attempt to settle their feud through bare-knuckle boxing.

Method Man To Appear In David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 31, 2010 2:17 AM
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The next comedy from David Gordon Green, the bonkers-looking fantasy spoof "Your Highness," isn't out until April, but the prolific, chameleonic director has already wrapped his next picture, the Jonah Hill-toplining comedy "The Sitter." Following a college dropout who has to take his three babysitting charges across town to buy drugs for his girlfriend, it's a script we really enjoyed when we read it, and features a very promising cast, including Ari Graynor as the girl, "Where The Wild Things Are" star Max Records as one of the kids, and Sam Rockwell and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"'s J.B. Smoove as Hill's drug dealer nemeses.

Watch: Trailer For 'Your Highness' Promises Big Laughs, Bigger Special Effects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 8:58 AM
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David Gordon Green isn't fucking around. A new trailer for his upcoming medieval stoner comedy "Your Highness" has arrived and while it's just as funny (though not as raunchy) as the red-band spot that hit last month, it definitely gives us a look at more of the whizz-bang digital effects that look very good, especially for a not-so-serious quest picture.

First Look: Jonah Hill In David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 4:18 AM
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David Gordon Green is a machine (best rhyme ever). The director spent the last year putting the finishing touches on his upcoming medieval stoner comedy "Your Highness," acting as a producer on the cult hit comedy show "Eastbound & Down" (sorry, we actually don't understand the appeal here) and this fall, he's been shooting yet another comedy, the very fun sounding "The Sitter."

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