Podcast: Barbarian (2022) and Superbad (2007)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two relatively low budget films that both proved bigger hits than expected.

For writer/director Zach Cregger, he was in ‘director jail’ following the commercial disappointment of his first couple of films. Still, he managed to get his new film, Barbarian, into place (with a bit of help from a spreadsheet). The problem? Funding fell away just days before filming…

In the case of Superbad, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were teenagers when they first wrote the script. In fact, Rogen at one point was going to star – but it took a little too long to get to the screen for that to happen.

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