EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Phil Alden Robinson Talks 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,' and Looks Back At 'Field of Dreams' and His Contributions To 'Fletch'

Thursday, 22 May 2014 23:47
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Opening in theaters, Digital Download, and VOD on May 23rd is the new comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn from veteran director Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, Sneakers). The film stars Academy Award-winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Mila Kunis (Oz the Great and Powerful), Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past), James Earl Jones (Gimme Shelter), Richard Kind (Argo), and Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (Olympus Has Fallen). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with director Phil Alden Robinson to talk about his work on The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, as well as Field of Dreams and Fletch. The veteran screenwriter and director discussed his new film, Daniel Taplitz's screenplay, why he wanted to make the film, Robin Williams' work ethic, why Richard Kind is an American treasure, why he wanted to work with Peter Dinklage, Robinson's secret take on his new movie, why it took him time to finally appreciate the importance of Field of Dreams, and his uncredited contributions to Fletch

To watch our extended exclusive interview with Phil Alden Robinson about The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Field of Dreams, and Fletch, please click on the video player above. 


A curmudgeonly man (Williams) is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor (Kunis) and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife (Leo), brother (Dinklage) and friends in the short time he believes he has left.

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opens in theaters, Digital Download, and VOD on May 23rd.

Field of Dreams is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Fletch is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD

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