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Thandie Newton, David Schwimmer, and Michael Ian Black, Run Fat Boy Run

Screenwriter and Reno 911! comic Michael Ian Black's original version of Run Fat Boy Run was set in Manhattan and climaxed with the NYC Marathon. He tells of how once English producers bought the property, more than the film's setting changed. Director David Schwimmer reminisces about his early days onstage, his Friends directing tutorials, and his friendship with Fat Boy himself Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) who adapted the script for its London setting. Thandie Newton is candid about why, after The Pursuit of Happiness and Crash, she was eager to do something fun.


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Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.