EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Sean Anders Talks 'That's My Boy' and the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel

Friday, 08 June 2012 14:32
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Opening in theaters on June 15th is the new Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Mr. Deeds) comedy That's My Boy, which was directed by Sean Anders (Sex Drive). In addition to Sandler, the film also stars fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Andy Samberg (Friends with Benefits), Will Forte (Rock of Ages), Colin Quinn (Grown Ups), and Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls), as well as Leighton Meester (Country Strong), Milo Ventimiglia (The Divide), Eva Amurri (The Banger Sisters), Nick Swardson (30 Minutes or Less), Alan Thicke (TV's Growing Pains), Ian Ziering (TV's Beverly Hills 90210), Todd Bridges (TV's Different Strokes), Luenell (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan), musicians Ciara, Tony Orlando, and Vanilla Ice (Cool as Ice), New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, sportscaster Dan Patrick, screen legend James Caan (The Godfather, Thief), and Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Jeff, Who Lives at Home). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and chat with director Sean Anders about his work on That's My Boy, as well as his script for the Untitled Dumb and Dumber Sequel. The director discussed his new film, working with Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle), why he chose to cast the former-rapper in the film, his surprisingly compelling performance, casting Todd Bridges as himself and why he wants to work with him again, using performers who have never been in a Adam Sandler movie before, Dan Patrick and the Danettes, and the status of the sequel to Dumb and Dumber

To watch our exclusive interview with director Sean Anders about That's My Boy and the Untitled Dumb and Dumber Sequel, please click on the video player above. 


While still in his early teens, dimwitted Donny Berger (Sandler) fathered a son, Han Solo Berger (Samberg), with his teacher and raised him as a single parent up until Han's 18th birthday. Now, 30 years later Donny needs $43,000 to pay off the IRS to avoid 3 years of jail time. Han (who changed his name to Todd Peterson) is a wealthy and successful business man who gets a pleasant surprise on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up for some father and son time. Desperate to get the $43,000 he woes, Donny tries to reconnect with his son. He is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

That's My Boy opens in theaters on June 15th

The Untitled Dumb and Dumber Sequel is currently in development.

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