Wednesday, August 22, 2007
It hasn’t exactly been a secret, but I haven’t yet written anything about the most exciting development with our movie so far:
Justin Rice, star of Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation and front man for Bishop Allen has agreed to play the lead in our little movie!
Thanks to a good friend, the esteemed Reed Jackson, I was able to get Justin a copy of the script. And guess what? He really dug it! We met in person for the first time when Bishop Allen played the Crocodile in Seattle several weeks ago.
To his roles as struggling musician (Mutual Appreciation) and struggling screenwriter (upcoming Let Them Chirp Awhile), he can now add… struggling writer.
If you haven’t yet seen Mutual Appreciation, you really owe it to yourself to check it out. It will make you a fan of both Justin and the director, Andrew Bujalski. If you haven’t yet heard Bishop Allen, you’re in luck! They’re on tour now.