NYGossipGirl recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jesse and Evgenia Peretz – the siblings the brought the hilarious and sentimental Our Idiot Brother to the big screen.
The film centers around an idealist (Paul Rudd) who barges into the lives of his three sisters (Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel).
Jesse and Evgenia chatted about what it was like working with a great ensemble, the challenges with making the film and Paul’s “look” for the film.
NYGG: So how did the film come together?
JP: Well right before this we wrote a script together that has yet to be produced. But, we really enjoyed working together so we wanted wanted to work on another screenplay and I guess the first starting point of this idea was wanting to write something for Paul.
A couple of years ago I did a movie with him called The Château and since then he and I really wanted to work together again.
There were certain characteristics of who Ned would be and we latched on this idea that we wanted to do a comedy about siblings. We all were big fans of Hannah and Her Sisters so it was definitely one of the big influences for the film.
Continue reading NYGG’s exclusive interview with Jesse and Evgenia Peretz after the jump! (more…)
Edited: August 27th, 2011