The names John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will be popping up more and more frequently over the next few years, as the very funny scribes responsible for Horrible Bosses have been working on a number of projects in that successful comedy’s wake. I recently sat down with the screenwriters in Las Vegas at the press junket for the magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (which they wrote), and during the course of our conversation, the two talked about a few of their upcoming films.
While we’ll have the full interview available closer to the release of Burt Wonderstone, today we wanted to share what they had to say about the Vacation movie that they wrote and are directing, and the book series adaptation Secret Histories. The two revealed that filming onVacation begins this summer and teased the return of some castmembers from the previous films, and also talked about “world building” with their rewrite work on Secret Histories. Hit the jump to read on.
Daley and Goldstein wrote the script for a newVacation movie for New Line Cinema before subsequently signing on to make their feature directing debut with the film. Ed Helms is poised to play the grown-up Rusty Griswold, and I asked the duo when production might begin:
John Francis Daley: We’re shooting in June in Atlanta and in New Mexico.
Jonathan Goldstein: Rusty Griswold is grown-up, and that’s Ed Helms. We’re casting the other parts now and it’s pretty exciting. I mean we’ve been directing shorts together, but this is our first feature. When we wrote the script we didn’t know we’d be directing it and then New Line said, “Do you wanna pitch yourselves to direct it?” And we were like “You bet!”
Daley: And then we looked at the script and it was like, “who wrote this piece of shit?”
Goldstein: We immediately turned into directors.