Emile Hirsch & David Gordon Green Talk ‘Prince Avalance,’ Keeping Production Under Wraps & 80s Hair

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emilehirsch-interview-080513In a summer full of big budget blockbusters, it’s the independent films that have been topping our list of must-see films of the year.

The latest to make the list is Prince Avalanche, a unique buddy comedy directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls) and starring Emile Hirsch & Paul Rudd. The film is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. The film is loosely adapted from an Icelandic film called Either Way.

We had the chance to sit down with Green and Hirsch to discuss what drew them to the project, the most challenging scenes and yes, that 80s hair! Watch the interview below.

Prince Avalanche opens August 9, 2013.