In ‘Operation Avalanche,’ CIA agents pose as documentary filmmakers and attempt to fake a moon landing…but what the heck does comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen have to do with this? Director/writer Matt Johnson’s answer might surprise you!
Operation Avalanche is just one of many buzzed-about films premiering at 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and just from hearing writer/director Matt Johnson talk about this interesting project, we’re totally interested in checking out what goes down. And it doesn’t hurt that there’s a Sacha Baron Cohen element to the movie! Watch now to find out the connection…
“We don’t write any dialogue,” Matt explained in an interview at Sundance. Because we shoot in the real world, we can’t. We sort of take the model Sacha Baron Cohen uses, which is…you have an idea what it is you want to do. But because you don’t know how people are going to respond, you have a vague plan, and rather than doing it for hard comedy, you do it for drama.”
Sounds pretty interesting, right?! Check out the video above to see what else Matt has to say about the film, and find out why he and the rest of the filmmakers decided to use an event that happened so long ago as the subject for a movie criticizing the CIA and big government.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers?! Do you want to check out Operation Avalanche? Or is it not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments section below!