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"Borat" Director Shocks with Next Project

Posted: January 13th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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RottenTomatoes caught up with director of "Borat" to see what he was up to next. Larry Charles explained that he's currently working on a comedy/documentary with Bill Maher that looks askance at contemporary religion. He's also completed a script for "The Dirt," based upon Motley Crue's absurdly lurid oral history bio of the same name. Here is a clip.

What's going on with "The Dirt," based on the career of Motley Crue?

"I just handed in a draft of the script, so I'm waiting to hear. I don't know if you've read 'The Dirt,' but it's almost a better book than Motley Crue deserves, in a way, because it's really about America. It's about the excess, and dysfunction, and it's about us, as told through the metaphor of Motley Crue."

Are the members of the band going to play themselves?

"No, they won't really be involved. The film spans their childhoods and their early days. I don't think any of the guys will be involved in front of the camera. We will have to cast all those parts, and that will be kind of fun to do. To find someone who can play Tommy Lee is a challenge. It will be a very interesting audition I can tell you that."

What are you doing next?

"I'm doing a documentary with Bill Maher, almost like a non-fiction comedy about religion. We just got back from Israel, and Rome, and London, and Amsterdam, and so now we're going to go out and shoot in the United States. Hopefully, you guys will recognize that next year… We're talking to Muslim extremists, Jewish fanatics, Catholic traditionalists; we're talking to philosophers and atheists and fundamentalists and evangelicals, just everybody, to get a full range of this dialogue about religion in the world today."

Is it funny?

"It's so absurd and outrageous that it's gonna shock people, I think. It's really gonna shock people."

Click here to read more about "The Dirt."

Click here to read the entire interview

Source: RottenTomatoes


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