Apatow: Brad Pitt the inspiration for Pineapple Express
12.13.07 by REELZ
Does next summer's Seth Rogen/James Franco buddy flick Pineapple Express, dubbed a "reefer action comedy" by producer Judd Apatow, have the potential to rank among the greatest stoner flicks of all time? It's not an impossible feat, considering the "competition" consists of such timeless classics as Half Baked and Dude, Where's My Car?
What can fans expect from the latest Rogen/Apatow collaboration? In an exclusive interview with Reelz.com last week, the red-hot writer-director-producer revealed the inspiration for Pineapple Express:
"Years and years ago I watched True Romance and I thought Brad Pitt was so funny as a character who was on crack or meth, and it was only one scene," Apatow recalled. "And I thought, 'I wish this movie followed him out the door.' I thought it would be great to do one of those pot movies, but with the action of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, that looked really good and was also filled with people who were stoned."
Apatow describes the finished product as "this really demented movie that's in the school of Superbad, but also has an enormous amount of action and violence."
Skeptical? Check out the hilarious, definitely R-rated clip from Pineapple Express over at JoBlo.com -- and believe.