While remakes are extremely common in Hollywood nowadays – much to the chagrin of many movie-goers – the origin of the new comedy Delivery Man is a strange one. Back in 2011, writer/director Ken Scott helmed the French Canadian hit Starbuck, but when it came time to craft the English language re-do it was decided that Scott was the only man for the job. This is what led Scott to remake his own film step by step, and hire a great trio of actors to star.
A remake of Scott’s 2011 film Starbuck, Delivery Man tells the story of David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), a likable but irresponsible ordinary guy who works for his family’s butcher shop. His life takes a sharp left turn, however, when he is hit by some double whammy news. Partnered with the announcement that his girlfriend, Emma (Cobie Smulders), has accidentally become pregnant, David discovers that he is actually the genetic father of 533 children - due to an extreme number of donations to a fertility clinic when he was younger. To make matters worse, 142 of "his kids" have filed a class action lawsuit trying to get David to reveal his identity. Initially he plans to fight the case with the help of his best friend and lawyer, Brett (Chris Pratt), but as he begins to learn more about his offspring he starts to contemplate telling the truth.
The film’s three stars recently gathered for a gathered for a press event in Beverly Hills, California where I had the pleasure of talking to all three about their roles in the film. Watch the videos below to learn about Vaughn’s approach to a very different kind of character; Pratt’s fun ride gaining weight for the role, and Smulder’s thoughts on her career post-How I Met Your Mother.
Delivery Man arrives in theaters tomorrow, November 22nd, and to see stills, posters and the film’s trailer be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.