“Prince Avalanche,” the new movie from director David Gordon Green and starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, is not like any other film out this summer. First of all, two characters take up most of the screen time, and they spent the movie painting stripes on a burnt out highway in central Texas. Yet “Prince Avalanche” is one of the funniest and oddly fascinating movies of the year.
When MTV News sat down with Hirsch to discuss the movie, he revealed that the “project,” as Green called it originally, came together in an appropriate unique fashion.
Find out what it took for the actor to prepare for his role in “Prince Avalanche.”
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Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde are back. As if they ever left. It was 79 years ago on May 23, 1934, that common thieves Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were mowed down by pursuing lawmen and started their unlikely journey into popular culture history and mythology. It was almost 47 years ago, in August 1967, that they got their biggest boost to immortality by having Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty portray them in the big-hit motion picture “Bonnie and Clyde.” Now, the A&E, History and Lifetime networks will simultaneously air a new “Bonnie and Clyde” miniseries, which the networks hope will become as big a hit as their “Bible” or “Hatfields & McCoys”
Prince Avalanche looks like a movie for anyone who has ever wondered who paints the lines on country roads. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as road workers in a desolate area of Texas that leaves them increasingly getting on each other’s nerves. In the trailer, Rudd writes to the unseen Madison about how he doesn’t miss city life and how he is pretty sure there’s something wrong with her brother (Hirsch). Writer/director David Gordon Green directed bro-comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Your Highness, but judging from this trailer, Avalanche is going to be quieter, subtler, and more indie, like Green’s All The Real Girls and Snow Angels.
Avalanche premiered at Sundance and was quickly scooped up by Magnolia Pictures. The film also screens this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will be released Aug. 9.
Enjoy the fishing, hammock-sitting, and contemplative voice over below:
Emile Hirsch currently filming “Bonnie & Clyde” mini-series for Lifetime.
Emile Hirsch rocks some period piece clothing while filming on the set of Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive on Wednesday (March 27) in Baton Rouge, La.
The 28-year-old actor was joined on the set by his co-stars Sarah Hyland, Holliday Grainger, and Lane Garrison.
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Emile plays the role of Clyde, the charismatic robber to Holliday‘s Bonnie. Sarah plays Emile‘s sister-in-law and wife to Lane‘s character Buck.
The mini-series is set to premiere in a four episodes on Lifetime.
“Prince Avalanche celebrated its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and Ben Lyons was on the scene. Check out Ben’s Prince Avalanche interviews with Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch and David Gordon Green. In the Paul Rudd interview, he discusses working with David Gordon Green and Emile Hirsch professionally for the first. Emile Hirsch breaks down his character in Prince Avalanche, and talks about acting along side Paul Rudd. Director/writer David Gordon Green explains how he found the original Icelandic film Either Way, and why he decided to cast Paul Rudd and Emilie Hirsch in Prince Avalanche.
Prince Avalanche is about two highway road workers who spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.”