Thursday, December 8, 2011

Capone interviews Vincent D'Onofrio about his directing debut, the horror-musical DON'T GO IN THE WOODS!!!

Aint It Cool News, 12.08.11

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.

I'll be honest. I was a little nervous about meeting Vincent D'Onofrio, not that I'd heard he was a tough interview or anything like that. D'Onofrio has just struck me as the kind of guy who gets intense about his work, maybe to the point where he might grow weary about going over some of his pivotal older work, such as his first major film role as the unforgettable Private Pyle in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET or the obsessive hopeless romantic in HOUSEHOLD SAINTS, or the slighty off Robert E. Howard in THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

But then I started thinking about the more off-the-wall roles he's tackled since the mid-1980s, and I realized that only a risk taker like D'Onofrio could take on lighter fare in MYSTIC PIZZA or ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING alongside his insanely funny performance in MEN IN BLACK or just playing insane in CELL. Lest we forget his charming cameo as Orson Welles in Tim Burton's ED WOOD or inhabiting Abbie Hoffman in STEAL THIS MOVIE. One of my personal favorites from the D'Onofrio canon is as Sam Deed in HAPPY ACCIDENTS, a man who may or may.

For 10 years, D'Onofrio has played the wildly intelligent and damange Det. Robert Goren on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and one of his first orders of business after leaving that show was completing his directorial debut, the movie musical DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, about a band that goes on retreat in a remote area of the woods to see if they can kick start the creative juices. It's a fascinating movie that has been playing the festival circuit for over a year and is getting a limited release as part of the traveling arm of the Tribecca Film Festival, which is were I saw it when it passed through Chicago recently.

I ended up having a terrific time talking to D'Onofrio about DON'T GO IN THE WOODS and a couple of his older works. This wouldn't qualify as a Legends interview, but if we'd had more time and covered more ground, he's exactly the kind of guy I'd love to grill about his entire career. Please enjoy my talk with Vincent D'Onofrio…

Click here for interview.

Thanks Scott!



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3 comments:

judith said...

That was one of the best interviews I have ever read..Thanks for sharing..

Sandy said...

Now this is a guy who knows how to interview an actor of Vincents caliber. Great to read!!

Jaime said...

Merry Christmas to Vincent and Family. To all of the Fans also.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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