Release date:September 25, 2009
(NY; LA release: October 2)
Screenwriters:John Krasinski, David Foster Wallace
Starring:Julianne Nicholson, Will Forte, Dominic Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, Timothy Hutton, John Krasinski, Christopher Meloni, Max Minghella, Ben Shenkmen, Lou Taylor Pucci, Josh Charles, Franke Faison
John Krasinski makes his debut as a screenwriter and director with "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men." The film also marks the first big-screen project ever derived from the literary library of the late David Foster Wallace. When her boyfriend leaves her with little explanation, Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson) is left looking for answers as to what went wrong. Directing all her energies into her anthropological dissertation, Sara conducts a series of interviews with men in an effort to uncover the secret thoughts that drive their behavior. She thinks she can remedy both her heartache and her academic challenges with a new research project and begins conducting a series of interviews with men. As she records the astonishing and disquieting experiences of various subjects, Sara discovers much more about men and herself than she bargained for. Krasinski also co-stars in this dark comedy.