The “go-to” job of Hollywood actors and actress is either becoming producers or directors of the film. I’m not really sure what is running inside their head why they will choose to work behind the camera or worse, to act at the same time work behind the camera. Now, it makes me wonder how Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood does it. Is it really that challenging or easier to become the actor cum director of the film? It takes great talent to pull that of successfully.
Renée Zellweger is considered as one of the A-list actress today, with one Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a BAFTA Award under her name. We never thought that she will undertake a different path apart from being an actress, which she is so good at. She is now becoming a director of her own film. Variety has reported that Zellweger is joining the growing list of multi-hyphenates by signing on to make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 Minutes. She will star alongside Johnny Knoxville in this comedy based on the life of standup comedian Dov Davidoff.
Perhaps Renée Zellweger has been preparing for this a long time ago, since we last saw her in 2010 road movie directed and written by Olivier Dahan, My Own Love Song. The last update we heard about her upcoming project is the third sequel of Bridget Jones’ Baby, which not confirmed yet if it is going to happen or not.
4 1/2 Minutes is a comedy film that centers on a comic named Jimmy Bennett (Johnny Knoxville), whose life is falling apart due to his commitment issues. He takes a job looking after the brilliant young son of single mother P.J. Andersen (Renée Zellweger). Anthony Tambakis (Warrior) wrote the screenplay, with Dov Davidoff receiving a story credit. Renée Zellweger and Anthony Tambakis will also produce alongside PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Scott Frakes.
We can give Zellweger a chance to prove that she can direct a film too. I mean, she’s been unfortunate with her love life – maybe she can be successful on her directorial career instead.