There are Similarities Between His Characters in The Last Kiss and Garden State: Some people say that and Im not sure I agree," said Braff. "I think the guy in Garden State was really, really, really lost and probably should be on some medication. I don't think he needed to be on all that he was on, but probably needed a little help and had a very Fed up childhood. This is a guy whos healthy and happy and has everything going for him and has his dream girl and loves his job and loves his friends, but hes just terrified of this. Like he says, The surprise is stopping. Theres something about your 20s and your teens that are all about this new thing every year. Theres a new milestone and new experiences. Hes just terrified that, Wow, when I get married, do those surprises stop? Everything seems like now theres a whole plan of whats going to happen and Im afraid of that.
The Scoop on Fletch Won: Braff says hes definitely interested in starring in Fletch Won. I am interested. Theres not a person more perfect to do Fletch than Bill [Lawrence]. He really is a huge [fan]. He grew up reading the books. Its one of his favorite movies of all time. There was debate with other directors and with Harvey [Weinstein] about whether to go back to the books totally, which really dont have any of that broad comedy stuff in them, or to do something in between which was find some of the humor in the broadness of some of the Chevy Chase stuff while at the same time being faithful to the way the books were. I think Bill is going to do a great job of that. In terms of my involvement, I don't know. Im not signed on to do it yet, but its definitely something Im intrigued with.
How much of Kevin Smiths script will remain? Braff says, I don't know. I think Bill will probably start from scratch. Thatd be my guess, knowing Bill.
The Status of Andrew Henrys Meadow: Well, its a big movie. We describe it as if Terry Gilliam had directed The Goonies. We set out to do a giant, fun, highly-stylized kids save the world movie. You dont just write those overnight, especially when youre talking about making a giant budget movie that the studio will really get behind.
Braff says its a work in progress. My brothers written the screenplay and we have a great draft. Its set up at Fox with John Davis producing. Were looking for directors. Were trying to find somebody that can helm this thing.
Braff will be involved only as an executive producer and probably wont be stepping in front of the camera. Theres not really a part for me, a big part for me. I would do a fun little something but its really like a kids [movie]. Think of Goonies. Its about that group of kids and some of the bad guys.
A Baron Munchausen-Sized Production: Braff compares Andrew Henrys Meadow to that Terry Gilliam film. Since Braffs not ready to take on a directing job of that stature, what about showing it to Gilliam? I would love to show it to Terry Gilliam. Im sure hes at the top of the list. Were due to have a meeting as to what order were going to go to what directors, because were just now at the point where were ready to do that. Hes a hero of mine so hed be amazing.
Another Upcoming Project Fast Track: Fast Track is a very funny, silly comedy. I think its like Office Space meets Meet the Parents. I go to work for my father-in-law Charles Grodin because its my turn to be the breadwinner since my wife is a high-paid lawyer whos just had our baby - played by Amanda Peet. There at this new age ad agency in Ohio I meet my nemesis, played by Jason Bateman, who is in a wheelchair. He hates me and is in love with my wife and sets about trying to destroy my life to win my wife over. It is very funny, lots of physical comedy. If people liked Scrubs and liked Arrested Development, this is an hour and a half of me versus Jason. Keep an eye out for it though because I have a feeling the title might change, but thatll be out first quarter next year.