Hanks & Blunt at The Great Buck Howard Screening

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Last night at the premiere of The Great Buck Howard, we asked director Sean McGinley what it was like working with John Malkovich, who plays the has-been mentalist. Because he seems, well, kind of scary: “You know, the company that financed this film, they came to me about two weeks before we started filming and said watch out for Malkovich, he’s a badass, he will fuck you — I don’t know if I’m allowed to curse — he will really, you know, ride a director into the ground," he said. "And then he showed up and he was nice and cool and funny and sweet and I never had a single problem. Kind of disappointing; I almost wish that at some point he had really let me have it, but he never did.” Not yet, anyway.