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David Gordon Green and the Serious Foundations of His Comedies

If, in the year 2007, a reader wanted content on the films of David Gordon Green, a comedy website would hardly have been their first stop. At that time Green and his North Carolina School of the Arts production team had produced four small, subdued, critically-acclaimed indies in George Washington, All the Real Girls, Undertow, and Snow Angels. It was considered a prolific output from a promising, Roger Ebert-approved, young American auteur primed to follow in the footsteps of indie pioneers like Soderberg and Linklater before him. This is all to say that when Green signed on to direct Pineapple Express, a broad stoner comedy from the Apatow factory, the [...]

Watch Paul Rudd in the Trailer for 'Prince Avalanche' from David Gordon Green

Here's the trailer for Prince Avalanche, a new comedy-drama starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as a pair of late '80s highway workers. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington) wrote and directed the film, which is the first movie he's written since Snow Angels in 2007. The movie is set for an August 9th release, probably hoping to beat all the fall's 1980s highway worker comedy-dramas to the theater.

David Gordon Green's Next Movie Is A Time Travel Love Story

David Gordon Green, the director of Pineapple Express, The Sitter, Eastbound and Down and Your Highness, has started working on Q, a time travel romance. It's about "a man whose future self visits him and convinces him not to marry Q, the love of his life," and apparently blends "romance, comedy and drama." We haven't seen too much romance from him recently, unless you count the bromantic Franco-Rogen bond in Pineapple Express (which you should), but this sounds pretty groovy.

Talking to David Gordon Green About 'Prince Avalanche,' Getting Dumped, and Doing a Lot of Different Things

What exactly a David Gordon Green movie is is a little hard to pin down these days. Before he directed episodes of Eastbound and Down or stoner comedies Pineapple Express and Your Highness, Green was known for his small dramas like George Washington and All the Real Girls. In his latest film Prince Avalanche, those two halves of his career meet in this small-scale remake of the Icelandic buddy movie Either Way where two mismatched road workers essentially paint lines down a road.

Green quickly and quietly shot the film last summer in a forest area in Central Texas burned by wildfire months earlier, and while the dramedy may [...]

Danny McBride Is Making an Animated Series for FX

The FX network just bought a new animated comedy pilot produced by Danny McBride and his frequent co-conspirators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Deadline reports. FX is searching for a companion series to its animated hit Archer, and this could be it. The potential series, entitled Chosen, has been in development since February and will likely feature McBride in a supporting voice role. Chosen was created by Grant Dekernion, a former writer's assistant on McBride, Hill, and Green's HBO series Eastbound & Down. Dekernion would voice the lead character on Chosen, a rapper who's just been released from jail and is looking for redemption. So, take a look at that, [...]

Stoner Comedies Get Medieval in the Your Highness Trailer

Here's the first red band trailer for Your Highness, the stoner comedy/medieval adventure hybrid from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. Starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel, it's scheduled to open on April 8. These guys are clearly fans of the genre of movies they're spoofing, and it looks pretty excellent based on this trailer.

Watch Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in a New Trailer for 'Prince Avalanche'

Here's a new trailer for Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and directed by David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express). It promises to be the '80s highway worker buddy dramedy of the summer.

Paul Rudd Filmed a Secret Road Comedy In Texas

Last month, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and director David Gordon Green (The Sitter, Pineapple Express) were in Austin shooting Prince Avalanche, a remake of the Icelandic road comedy Either Way. (Yes, Iceland has comedies. Yes, Iceland has roads; it isn't just people ice-skating everywhere, I think.) The weird part is they didn't tell anyone. Maybe they were scared all the Icelandic road comedy fans would mob the set. Maybe there actually isn't a movie and they were just driving around looking for the shooting locations of television's Friday Night Lights. Either Way is described as follows:

"In the remote north of Iceland in the 1980s, Finnbogi and Alfred [...]

Danny McBride and James Franco Get Medieval in Your Highness

What do you get when you take the team behind Pineapple Express and send them back to the era of lords and ladies? You get Your Highness, a new movie starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Zooey Dechanel and Natalie Portman, written by McBride and Ben Best (The Foot Fist Way, Eastbound and Down) and directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down).

Hitfix recently visited the set of the film in Ireland and came back with the first shots and details from the movie:

What makes the film such a fascinating challenge is that it's not a spoof. It's not a parody. It's not even overtly a [...]