COREY COREY COREY!
With the popularity of recycling and “going green,” I’m going to recycle a few of my 2010 video interviews in the coming days, relevant to some of our subjects.
So do you know what today is? If you’ve been reading or watching any kind of entertainment news, then you know it’s the official national opening day for director James L. Brooks’ new film “How Do You Know?”
Already getting some early Oscar buzz, it stars Reese Witherspoon as a US softball star, Owen Wilson as a Washington Nationals pitcher who’s in love with her, Paul Rudd (*sigh*) as a beleaguered cute guy who is also in love with her, and Jack Nicholson as Rudd’s dad.
Much of it was filmed at Nationals Park and around the Philadelphia area, and hundreds of locals might be spotted in tiny cameo roles such as “excited fan in stands.”
But one very familiar face is getting more screen time — York Revolution pitcher Corey Thurman, who spent more than a year in the big leagues with Toronto and now lives with his wife Angela in York, was originally cast as an extra to play one of Wilson’s teammates but, like everyone who meets Thurman, the crew liked him so much his role expanded bit by bit.
Just how much, we won’t know until we get to the theatre (I plan to this weekend). But he shows up early and prominently in one of the main trailers for the film so we know he’s there!
This summer, I sat down with Thurman and we talked about how his part n the film came about and chatted about the making of the movie (this was one of our earlier attempts at Flipcam-filmmaking so apologies for the early shakiness).
So be sure to get out and see your favorite pitcher-turned-movie-star. And if you have Twitter (who doesn’t these days?), you can follow @HowDoUKnowMovie and be sure to tweet them telling them Corey was your favorite actor in the film! Let’s start a Corey Revolution!