Sitting down with the director of 'Choke'Interview by Dennis Widmyer
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of sitting down with writer, director and actor Clark Gregg. I had expressed interest on the site in interviewing Gregg, and not even minutes later, the wonderful reps at Fox Searchlight were contacting me about it.
For those of you that don't know, Clark Gregg is the writer/director of 'Choke', the new film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's bestselling novel, due to hit theaters this Friday, September 26th. He is a longtime actor who has appeared in such TV and movies as 'In Good Company', 'Iron Man' and the hit show 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'.
His journey to get 'Choke' to the big screen is a long and unique one. Clark was nice enough to take me out for lunch where we sat down for this interview. read more »
So I got a very cool email yesterday. Ryan Fujitani, who works for one of the best sites online, Rotten Tomatoes, contacted me with a very cool feature. It seems they have a “5 Favorites” column on their site, in which they ask certain celebrities what their 5 Favorite movies are, and why. And guess who they got to cough up his list?
Jenni Miller, a senior editor with Premiere.com, was at the press day for CHOKE in NYC and had a chance to interview Chuck Palahniuk.
Check out the full interview here:
This was recorded from Borders 1, while in Ann Arbor, MI, for Chuck's 'Snuff' tour. Chuck explains how to prevent stock shrinkage by teaching fans the best books to steal! Hysterical.
This weekend Borders Books and Music hosted a very cool event that I was lucky enough to be at. It was a moderated round table discussion with Chuck Palahniuk, Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell. The questions were good, and the banter between the three men was priceless. They had the audience laughing so hard, people were honestly covering their face and trying to hold back tears.
Today, I discover that Borders has continued their awesome promotion for CHOKE and the upcoming movie, with a wonderful 'microsite' they have unveiled:
Here are the details again:
Saturday, September 13 – Los Angeles - 7:00pm
NOTE: This event will NOT include an autographing. No memorabilia please. There will be pre-signed, movie-tie-in-versions of CHOKE (signed by Chuck only) as well as pre-signed, selected backlist available for sale at the event.
Borders event with Chuck Palahniuk, Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell – CHOKE panel discussion
Discussion and Q&A
Borders Books & Music
1360 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
We are trying to turn this into a Cult meet-up, so if anyone has any suggestions for a good bar we can end up at after the event -- preferably within walking distance -- please leave a comment below.
Many of you have been asking me about CHOKE lately, as it's opening later this month. There's been concerns that it won't be in your city, or you won't be able to find where it's playing. So let me take this time to answer some of you questions:
When is CHOKE being released?
CHOKE is being released theatrically on Friday, September 26th, 2008.
I heard that it will only be in "select" theaters though. read more »