A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there I met some new friends and enjoyed a day on the new Ruben Fleischer film 30 Minutes or Less, which stars Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Aziz Ansari. Everyone the other journalists and I spoke to were wonderful and talkative, but we kept a pretty strict questions about the movie at-hand policy, so there weren’t any major scoops landed (that’s not to say there weren’t deviations in subject). MTV had no such restraints though, and got Danny McBride talking about a film he’ll be starring in with Aziz Ansari, written by Ansari and 30 Rock scribe Matt Hubbard, called (currently) Olympic-Sized Asshole.
“Olympic-Size Asshole is a film they set up through a company that I work with called Rough House… It’s about this Olympic athlete who comes back to his hometown and he bangs mine and Aziz’s girlfriends. So we go on this mission to destroy his Olympic life.”
I’m a huge fan of the dangerous, malice-edged comedy that McBride is continually unleashing on the world, and I’m excited to see Ansari prove his writing chops with the batch of projects he’s got coming up. There are a lot of films with great concepts being geared up around these guys, and we’ll be in for a real treat if they all deliver.
There’s not much there beyond the quote above, but if you care to watch McBride actually voicing the words, take a look at the interview snippet below. You can catch a glimpse at the gorgeously distressed junk-yard set in which much of the action in 30 Minutes or Less takes place.
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