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LAFF Interview: Actor-Writer-Directors Rash & Faxon Talk Water Park Summer Comedy 'The Way, Way Back' (CLIPS)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 22, 2013 at 4:20PM

It was no surprise last January when Fox Searchlight scooped up Sundance coming-of-age comedy "The Way, Way Back" (July 5) from actor-writer-directors Jim Rash ("Community") and Nat Faxon ("Ben and Kate"). The duo memorably accepted the adapted screenplay Oscar with Alexander Payne for Searchlight's "The Descendants," when Rash adopted the Angelina Jolie leg pose. It was the "Way, Way Back" script, written eight years ago, that paved the way to writing "The Descendants." Finally, after their Oscar win, they landed backers for their $5 million summer comedy, which closes the Los Angeles Film Festival Sunday.

This article is related to: Interviews, The Way, Way Back, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Fox Searchlight, Steve Carell, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

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