EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Peter Hedges and actor Cameron "CJ" Adams Talk 'The Odd LIfe of Timothy Green'

Monday, 13 August 2012 17:27
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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 director Peter Hedges and young actor Cameron "CJ" Adams to talk about their work on The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The director discussed his first reaction to the unusual story by Ahmet Zappa, the other films that inspired this movie, and the difficult job of casting the title role, while Adams talked about reuniting with Hedges after Dan in Real Life, and working with Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton

To watch our exclusive interview with director Peter Hedges and actor Cameron "CJ" Adams 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.

To watch our exclusive interview with Jennifer Garner about The Odd Life of Timothy Green, please click here

To watch our exclusive interview with Joel Edgerton about The Odd Life of Timothy Green, please click here.

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