David Duchovny Discusses Playing a Stoner at Goats Premiere
08.10.12 by Ryan
With a title like Goats, there's no telling what a movie is going to be about, but, luckily, Reelz caught up with star David Duchovny at the Goats premiere to get the answer.
It is a true coming-of-age story, but it's realistic and it's a little harder-edged. It's just a smart, well-observed movie that parents and teenage kids would enjoy together.
More specifically, Goats is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Poirier and follows teenager Ellis (Graham Phillips), who is preparing to go to prep school, while balancing his neediness of his New Age, hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) and trying to bridge the emotional gap between himself and his straight-laced father (Ty Burrell). There's also Duchovny's Goat Man, Ellis' pot-smoking mentor, though Duchovny says that the character isn't your typical goat-trekking, pot-growing parental figure.
It's a character that's been done in a way — you know, the stoner character with the beard and the hair — and I just didn't want do that particular one. It's just kind of realistic for this world and this character.
See Duchovny in action in the Goats trailer below.
Adapted by Poirier, Goats was directed by first-time helmer Christopher Neil. The cast includes Keri Russell (Bedtime Stories), Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Dakota Johnson (Beastly).