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Same thing with the directors. And if they didn't say yes, this movie wouldn't have gotten made. Gere eventually called Wessler and told him he was free to shoot, on just a couple of conditions: Richard Gere , a friend of Wessler's, said yes—but also said he would not be available for more than a year. While so many A-list actors were on board, most were not completely aware of what other sketches would be included in the film, which features thirteen vignettes tied together by a story of a mad screenwriter Quaid pitching ideas to a movie producer Kinnear. The strategy was simple: Many turned down the project. Hodgman said, "I got an e-mail from Justin that said, 'I'm going to be dressing up as Robin again. Because you could be made a fool of, or you could look silly, and there will be people who say, 'That's crazy; he should never have done it. Some critics considered it to be one of the worst films ever made. He wrote that the film has nothing in common with The Groove Tube and The Kentucky Fried Movie , two "very funny and influential" sketch-comedy films. He then went to multiple other studios, but, according to Wessler, "no one could understand what [he] was trying to do". Penotti said many of the actors did not ask many questions about what else was going on in the film. Right now, I can't think of one worse than Movie Farrelly said that when he approached George Clooney about playing himself in a sketch the gag was that Clooney is bad at picking up women , Clooney told him "No fucking way. At that meeting, Wessler, Penotti, and Farrelly presented one short that they already had shot, starring Kate Winslet as a woman going on a blind date with a seemingly successful and handsome Hugh Jackman. Shoot when they want to shoot. Do you want to dress up as the Penguin? The Winslet-Jackman sketch was shot shortly after, and became the reel to attract other A-list stars. Farrelly heard his son talking with friends about a film called "Movie 43", but when Farrelly discovered the film did not exist, he cribbed the name. Because it's like one of those many asteroids out there—a dismal chunk of rock hurtling through an empty void, without purpose. The film was not screened for critics in advance. Development[ edit ] Wessler first came up with the idea for an outrageous comedy made up of several short films in the early s. Jackman read the script and agreed to be a part of the film. Long, Hodgman's co-star in the long-running series of Apple 's commercials, asked him what the project was, and he then signed on, without still knowing too much.
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