We like Bobcat Goldthwait. In fact, we like him quite a bit. It’s great to see a guy who could have fallen into replaying one career moment take charge of his own path and make the stuff he wants to make. Goldthwait’s new film God Bless America is in some theaters now and also playing on VOD. The movie has been finished for a while — it premiered last September at TIFF — and so it isn’t unreasonable to hope that, in addition to promoting the film, Goldthwait has some new stuff in the works.

Jeff Goldsmith did a Q&A with Goldthwait after a screening of God Bless America, and the conversation is presented on Goldsmith’s Q&A podcast. During that conversation, which is initially derailed by Goldsmith’s questions about the 1988 film Hot to Trot, Goldthwait mentions a few possible follow-up projects that he wrote before making God Bless America. Some of them are nuts. Check out his comments below. Read More »

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One of the best, weirdest pieces of news to come out of last summer was the fact that Bobcat Goldthwait planned to adapt The Kinks‘ concept album Schoolboys in Disgrace to film. At the time, Goldthwait had gained permission from Ray Davies of The Kinks, who is now an exec producer on the film, and was working on storyboards to help gain financing.

Evidently the financing came through, because now the film is officially moving forward. Read More »

Bobcat Goldthwait To Make Kinks Musical

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Chud have scored my favorite news story of the morning if not the whole last week. In an interview with Bobcat Goldthwait, the writer-director of World’s Greatest Dad, Devin Faraci managed to squeeze out one piece of scoop-style reportage:

The comedian turned director told me that he was finishing up a spree killer script right now and that after that he would head into a new world: he would make a musical. And it would be based on a Kinks record. In fact, Bobcat had recently met with Ray Davies of the Kinks to get permission.

The album in question is Schoolboys in Disgrace. Spotify Users can access a playlist I’ve made of the album now and listen to it all, legally and for free and as many times as they want. Perhaps U.S. users could supply a Pandora equivalent via the comments?

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