EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jennifer Garner Talks 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green'

Thursday, 09 August 2012 16:22
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Opening in theaters on August 15th is the new family film from writer/director Peter Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) called The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which is based on a story by Ahmet Zappa. The movie features an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Garner (The Kingdom), Joel Edgerton (The Thing), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Rosemarie DeWitt (Your Sister's Sister), Common (Smokin' Aces), David Morse (16 Blocks), Lois Smith (Roadie), M. Emmet Walsh (The Mighty Quinn), Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway), and newcomers Odeya Rush and Cameron "CJ" Adams

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Garner to talk about her work on The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The talented actress discussed her new film, watching it with an audience of children, her initial reaction to the movie's unusual story, how motherhood has changed her script choices, the importance of a great screenplay and director, what characteristics she hopes her own children will some day have, the film's incredible supporting cast, working with young actor CJ Adams, and her upcoming comedy Butter

To watch our exclusive interview with Jennifer Garner about The Odd Life of Timothy Green, please click on the video player above.


Cindy (Garner) and Jim Green (Edgerton), a couple residing in Stanleyville, are told they are unable to conceive, so they dream up their ideal child and write the child's characteristics and life events on pieces of paper, including "scoring the winning goal." The Greens place the notes in a box and bury the box in their backyard. After a stormy night, a 10-year-old arrives at their doorstep, claiming the Greens as his own. Soon they realize that the child, named Timothy (Adams), is far more special than they originally thought.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in theaters on August 15th.

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