I saw Horrible Bosses this weekend and loved it. Seth Gordon directed Jason Bateman, Jason Sudiekis and Charlie Day in the leads. The movie took six years to make and was once set to star a variety of actors, including Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Johnny Knoxville.
Brett Ratner, who produced the film New Line/Warner Bros., spoke to THR. He revealed that Kutcher was attached to star at two different points. Kutcher was to have played the role of Dale Arbus in the film. Ratner and his partners at Rat Entertainment, John Cheng and Jay Stern, were persistant and kept believing in the film that also stars Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Horrible Bosses made $28.1 million over the weekend, so the persistance paid off.
Here is what Ratner had to say:
“In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business. But I think it’s been well worth the wait. From the beginning, I knew it was a great concept. I was even toying with the idea of directing it, but then Tower Heist came together.”
If you have not seen Horrible Bosses be sure to check it out. I can not imagine anyone else in this movie, it was perfectly cast. What are your thoughts?