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Renee Zellweger will make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 minutes, costarring Johnny Knoxville

Sep. 6, 2012by:

More often than not, actors do not make very good directors. There are exceptions of course: Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney, just to name a few. Renee Zellweger was never someone I even thought would give it a shot behind the camera.

Zellweger will make her directorial debut with the movie 4 1/2 MINUTES. Zellweger will star in the film as well along with Johnny Knoxville. The movie is set in New York City’s stand-up milieu with Knoxville playing a commitment-phobic comic whose life is falling apart when he takes a job looking after single mom Zellweger’s genius son. The story is based on the comedy of real-life stand-up Dov Davidoff.

4 1/2 MINUTES is being described as a comedy. The screenplay comes from Anthony Tambakis who wrote last year's WARRIOR. I would expect that this would be somewhere more along the lines of a comedy-drama. While Zellweger has experience producing films, I cannot find any information regarding her ever aspiring to direct. I hope we will be pleasantly surprised.

4 1/2 MINUTES is currently being shopped at the Toronto International Film Festival with aims to begin production in February.

What do you think of Renee Zellweger's potential as a director?

Extra Tidbit: For a stretch in the Nineties, I constantly confused Joey Lauren Adams and Renee Zellweger.
Source: Deadline

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5:44PM on 09/06/2012
Johnny Knoxville isn't the world's best actor, but watchable enough, and the premise does sound interesting. I would like to see the data on actors that aren't very good directors, because typically I thought it was the other way around
Johnny Knoxville isn't the world's best actor, but watchable enough, and the premise does sound interesting. I would like to see the data on actors that aren't very good directors, because typically I thought it was the other way around
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5:19PM on 09/06/2012
Sounds like a threat
Sounds like a threat
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4:50PM on 09/06/2012
The film's star is Johnny Knoxville.....That pretty much means it will suck.
The film's star is Johnny Knoxville.....That pretty much means it will suck.
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4:08PM on 09/06/2012
This sounds horrible & bring the thumbs down but to me Warrior was very overrated & too cliched & way too long.
This sounds horrible & bring the thumbs down but to me Warrior was very overrated & too cliched & way too long.
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