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Project Greenlight 

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The second season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's movie making reality series goes a different route when it's two professionals realizing their vision on screen instead of just one: writer and director.

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The second season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's movie making reality series goes a different route when it's two professionals realizing their vision on screen instead of just one: writer and director.

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One writer. Two directors. One dream. See more »

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2 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Casting the role of Abe turned out to be extremely difficult. The directors' initial choices were either unavailable (eg Billy Bob Thornton) or passed on the role (eg Bill Paxton). 'Gary Cole' and 'William Sadler' both auditioned; Cole was the studio's choice and was offered the part. The day before filming it became clear that Cole's schedule wouldn't allow him to participate, and so the role was offered to 'Christopher McDonald' the night before filming started. While McDonald was on the set the next day being fitted for a costume, it was discovered that his schedule did not allow him to be available for the dates that the production required him. After deciding the that the scheduled couldn't be rearranged to accommodate him, the role was offered over the phone to 'Christopher Lloyd' , a friend of cinematographer Thomas E. Ackerman. Lloyd was simultaneously offered a role in Haunted Lighthouse (2003) which he preferred, and so he passed. The role was finally offered to Sadler, who arrived on set and had only 60 minutes to meet and form a relationship with 'Shia LaBeouf' before their big emotional scene together. See more »

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A bunch of white boys their chests.
19 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Trying to make a low budget independent feature movie is always an interesting lesson in futility. It reminds of that line in "Body Heat" when William Hurt visits his client, Mickey Rourke in jail: "When you commit a crime, there are 50 ways to screw up. If you can think of 10 of them - you're a genius". Although this does give an interesting "behind the scenes" look at the complexities - the process is somewhat tainted by the fact a camera is ever present. What we are left with is a bunch of white boys beating themselves on the chest in a battle over self importance.


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