Actress Kathryn Hahn, co-writer Louise Stratten, screenwriter/director Peter Bogdanovich, and actor Owen Wilson at the premiere of Bogdanovich’s new film “She’s Funny That Way” last September at the Venice Film Festival.
This week’s episode of The Road to Cinema Podcast features a conversation with screenwriter Louise Stratten, co-writer of the new Peter Bogdanovich directed film “She’s Funny That Way.” The film stars Owen Wilson as a married Broadway director who pays a hooker (Imogen Poots) to quit her night job and take the straight and narrow path. She inadvertendly ends up auditioning for Wilson’s play alongside his actress wife played by Kathryn Hahn. The lives of the playwright (Will Forte) and the former hooker’s therapist (Jennifer Aniston) all intersect with witty and comic mayhem. The film also features the incredible Austin Pendleton along with Cybill Shepherd, Richard Lewis, and many surprise cameos.
We discuss Louise’s development of the screenplay with co-writer and director Peter Bogdanovich. The script goes back to the late 1990s when Bogdanovich and Stratten had the late John Ritter in mind for the lead role. We also discuss the vital roles of producers Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson in helping spearhead the film for their mentor Peter Bogdanovich.
Watch this clip from “She’s Funny That Way” along with highlights from the Venice Film Festival press conference featuring director/screenwriter Peter Bogdanovich and actor Owen Wilson.
Watch the latest trailer for “She’s Funny That Way” which comes to theatres and on-demand platforms in the U.S. in August.
Lisen and enjoy! You still have a chance to win a free voucher to purchase Final Draft screenwriting software. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or subscribe to the Jog Road Productions YouTube channel for your chance to win.
You can also take a listen to our interview with the film’s director & co-screenwriter Peter Bogdanovich!