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Director Q&A with Harold Ramis (Year One)

June 16th, 2009 by Rebecca Harper Editor

This week, Hulu spoke to writer-director-actor Harold Ramis, whose most recent project, Year One, hits theaters this Friday, June 19.

The film revisits some familiar Old Testament stories as a pair of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) stumble on some key moments from the Book of Genesis. Given the talent involved with this Judd Apatow-produced film — joining Black and Cera are David Cross (another Arrested Development alum), Paul Rudd, Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse, Olivia Wilde (House) and more — there’s bound to be plenty of funny moments … if you’re into low-brow Old Testament jokes, that is. (And really, who isn’t?)

“[Jack Black] reminded me of John Belushi, even though he never probably ever thought of copying anything Belushi did,” Ramis told us during our interview. “He plays these kind of lazy rascals really well, and that’s exactly what the character is. And then Judd Apatow suggested Michael Cera. … We put them together for a table reading for the studio and it was hysterical. Everybody loved it immediately and there was no doubt that they were the team.”

The full interview is available in the Movie Trailers discussions area. Want to share your thoughts? Simply reply to the thread to let us know what you think.

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