I recently had the chance to sit down with actor Stephen Dorff to chat about his turn as Stavros in the upcoming 3D epic Immortals, which hits theaters November 11. We also talked about a number of upcoming movies Stephen Dorff stars in, such as The Motel Life, Boot Tracks, and a movie he starred in and produced entitled Brake. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"I did a really cool movie last year called The Motel Life, with me and Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and directed by the Polsky Brothers. They're new directors who have produced a lot of movies like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. This film is really strong. I play a character with one leg, so it was really challenging. It's probably one of the best scripts I've ever read in this business, and I've been doing this for a long time. I'm really excited about that. I just did a film called Boot Tracks with Michelle Monaghan and Willem Dafoe, which was directed by David Jacobson. He's an interesting guy, and the movie has kind of a Badlands feel. Michelle is really awesome in it. There's another movie called Brake that I produced, and we sold it to IFC. They're going to release it theatrically next year, probably in March. I'm excited about that, because it's a real tour de force performance piece. I don't know how big that movie will be, because it's kind of limited in what the film is, but it's pretty strong, and I'm excited about that."
We also talked about Felon, the 2008 prison movie he starred in and produced, which I happen to be a big fan of. Felon director Ric Roman Waugh is putting together a new movie entitled Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson. When I asked him if he might star in that, it seems that won't happen, although he wants to work with the director again. Here's what he had to say about Ric Roman Waugh, and the growing cult status of Felon.
"Yeah, he's going to start shooting with Dwayne Johnson. Yeah, I'm excited for him because, Felon, he just killed it in that movie. He did such a good job, but we got such a horrible release. We opened in New York and L.A., but it was downloaded almost as much as The Dark Knight. That movie has become one of these Boondock Saints kind of movies on DVD. Kids everywhere come up to me and say, 'Felon!' I was excited about that one, because that was the first movie I ever produced, with my friend Tucker (Tooley), who runs Relativity now with Ryan Kavanaugh. Ric was a director he brought to me, and I think he's fantastic and I'm excited he's getting behind the camera again. After Felon, he had a couple he was on that never got off the ground. It's so difficult these days to get a movie going. But I'd love to work with him. There was talk... he had one part in there, but I read it and I didn't really see myself in the part. Ric and I talked and he said, 'Look, Dorff, if I have something, I'm coming to you directly. I didn't think you'd want this, but tell me what you think?' I said we should just wait, and you go kill it with The Rock on this one. It was like a cop part, but if the part is not on the page, there's not a lot I can do with it. It's not a movie about the cop, it's a movie about The Rock. For Ric, that's a big step up, budget-wise. He's working with $20 million, I think. With Felon, I think we made that for $3 million."