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Starsky & Hutch - Todd Phillips Q&A



Compiled by: Jack Foley

Q. What was it that attracted you to the project?
A.
For me, I was less a fan of the show, but more so it was the opportunity to work with Ben and Owen. That got me really excited. My way into a movie is always the casting of it, so it was the pairing of them that got me excited about it.

Q. So as writer and director, was it your choice how to bring them into the movie?
A.
I thought we had talked about it in the beginning, sort of a clever way to bring them in. I did think that it might take people out of the movie, which is why we set it up to be at the end. For me, it wasn't intimidating, it was actually a really nice moment to see them getting back into the clothes, and standing next to the car. It works in the movie, it's like an applause moment in the movie, so I thought it was a good thing to do.

Q. Who came up with the idea of Snoop Dogg as Huggy? And given the buzz surrounding the film, are there any plans for a sequel?
A.
I think when Ben and I first started talking about it, Snoop Dogg was the first name that came up. Huggy Bear was really one of the coolest guys on TV on a Saturday evening, and Snoop certainly is pretty iconic. Certainly in the States, so he was the logical choice.
As far as the sequel goes, they always talk with every movie that there could be a follow-up, but you never know, we'll have to see how it plays. We don't want to overdo it.

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