Wilson, Helms, Williams and Sher on the new comedy Father Figures
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Father Figures opens in theaters on December 22 and we got a chance to chat with stars Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2), Ed Helms (The Hangover films, We’re the Millers), and Katt Williams (Norbit, Scary Movie 5), as well as director Lawrence Sher. You can check out our interviews in the player below.
Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.
Father Figures also stars J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married), NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (the Mission Impossible films), Harry Shearer (The Simpsons), and Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), with Oscar winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), and Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) as the twins’ mother.
Sher directed from a screenplay by Justin Malen (Office Christmas Party). The film was produced by Academy Award nominee Ivan Reitman (Up in the Air), Ali Bell (Draft Day), and Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (The Blindside). Serving as executive producers were Tom Pollock, Scott Parish, Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, and Timothy M. Bourne.