EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Being Flynn' Cast and Crew Interviews

Friday, 24 February 2012 13:15
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Opening in theaters on March 2nd is the new film from director Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy, Little Fockers) called Being Flynn, which is based on the popular book "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" by author Nick Flynn. The film stars two-time Oscar winner and living legend Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino) as Jonathan, a homeless man who re-connects with his estranged son after becoming a resident at the shelter where he now works. In addition to De Niro, the excellent cast includes four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, The Kids Are All Right), Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Cowboys & Aliens), Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Solitary Man, No Strings Attached), and Lili Taylor (Short Cuts, I Shot Andy Warhol, Public Enemies). 

IAR's very own Dana Feldman recently had a chance to sit down and speak with the film's director Paul Weitz, as well as actors Paul Dano, and Olivia Thirlby about their work on Being Flynn. The director and his actors discussed the new film, Weitz's seven-year process to bring Flynn's popular memoir to the big screen, Dano's extensive research for his role, Thirlby's own volunteer work; her character's arc, and what it was like for all of them to work with the iconic Robert De Niro

To watch our exclusive video interview with director Paul Weitz, and actors Paul Dano and Olivia Thirlby about Being Flynn, please click on the video played above. 


Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn (Dano) re-encounters his father (De Niro), a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. 

Being Flynn opens in select theaters on March 2nd. 

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