For a while now we’ve been hearing about Todd Phillips and Joel Silver-produced low-budget hard-R comedy film Project X. The project was set-up at Warner Bros with a $12 million budget, with Phillips serving as producer and creative godfather’ for commercial turned first time feature film director Nima Nourizade. The comedy follows three high school seniors who “throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves,” but as the night progresses, “things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.” Warner Bros has been test screening the film recently, and members of the recruited audience in attendance have been chatting it up on the IMDB message boards and twitter.
What did they think? Find out after the jump.
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Briefly: Warner Bros. has changed the release date of the mysterious Todd-Phillips produced comedy Project X from November 23 to March 2. The high school party comedy is directed by Nima Nourizadeh. A few weeks later, on April 13, they’ll release Bullet To The Head, the Walter Hill-directed action film starring Sylvester Stallone. Thanks to Deadline.
For a while now we’ve been hearing about Todd Phillips and Joel Silver‘s super secret low-budget, hard-R comedy movie which is being referred to as Project X. The project is set-up at Warner Bros with a $12 million budget. Phillips is working as ‘producer and creative godfather’ for commercial turned first time feature film director Nima Nourizadeh, and even the casting process is a bit of a mystery.
Earlier this week, Phillips and Silver launched a website searching for unknowns to be cast in the movie. The only requirements were that submitters must be U.S. residents, be able to pass for 18 years old, and submit a video tape telling their most embarrassing story, craziest party story, the riskiest or most daring thing they’ve ever done, and demonstrate an impressive dance.
But that’s basically all we knew about the project. The ‘outrageous high concept’ story was being kept tightly under wraps. Until now…
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