"Yeah that's this movie that's based on school boys and Ray Davies and myself are involved, and you know its a bigger movie then I usually make so that's why it's taking longer to get going because it's a big movie, it's my 'Oliver!' he said, referencing the 1968 film. "So it's been a struggle, but I will make that, that's my big passion." Of course, given that it will be made from Goldthwait's distinct worldview, this won't be like any ordinary song and dance movie you've ever seen.
"...the genesis story [is] of a supervillain set to music. It's the story of the world's most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals," he said last spring. And this year he reaffirmed with us it will be off the beaten path. "I mean it will be my take on a traditional musical....everything kind of goes through my filter and I'm not aware that I have a filter but apparently I do. You know, so even when I write like a family picture, apparently it's still a little twisted. I mean I'm not trying to flatter myself. I would love to sell out and be more accessible but this is just what comes out of me."
Always a fun and fascinating man to chat with, you can listen to the entire interview below. Goldthwait is joined by "God Bless America" stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr for the chat. The film goes On Demand on April 6th and hits theaters on May 11th.