Arriving in theaters next Wednesday, Walt Disney Pictures’ The Odd Life of Timothy Green offers a family drama with a fantasty slant. Written and directed by Peter Hedges (from a story by Ahmet Zappa), it features a cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, Odeya Rush, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith and Common.
Born and raised in the small American town of Stanleyville, “The Pencil Capitol of the World,” Cindy and Jim Green are a loving couple that, one tragic day, learn that they can’t biologically have the one thing they want more than anything in the world: a child. Fantasizing about their ideal son, the Greens wake up the next day to find that he’s actually there. Timothy enters their life a normal, healthy boy except for one strange trait. He has leaves growing out of his legs and, as time passes, they begin to fall away. When they’re all gone, Timothy may be gone with them.
ComingSoon.net spoke with Hedges and his Green family (Garner, Edgerton and Adams) about bringing their unusual take on the American family into bloom.
Watch the interviews in the player below and catch The Odd Life of Timothy Green in theaters on August 15th.