Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch To Headline ‘Prince Avalanche’
Director David Gordon Green returns to his indie roots with this quietly made comedy.
Apparently director David Gordon Green has just shot a new movie on the sly titled Prince Avalanche starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
While details have remained tightly wrapped, the Austin-shot film is a remake of Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson's 2011 road trip comedy, Either Way. Set in the eighties, that film follows two highway maintenance men who work together in some of the country's more remote stretches, and the friendship that evolves between the pair.
It hasn't been confirmed how closely Green's version will adhere to the narrative of the original, but it sounds like a step back to the indie world for the director whose recent studio comedies (The Sitter, Your Highness, Pineapple Express) have yielded mixed responses.
Rudd has been keeping busy of late having starred in David Wain's Wanderlust (which is set to be released in Australia straight to DVD), and will also feature in the upcoming The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, along with Judd Apatow's This Is 40.
After suffering a bit of a miss with the poorly received alien invasion flick, The Darkest Hour, Hirsch nabbed part in William Friedkin's Killer Joe (currently playing at Sydney Film Festival) and Oliver Stone's Savages, due out later this year.