And we just wanted to do that kind of short and go much further than that.” But how did these producers get so many A-list actors (including two of this year's Oscar nominees in Jackman and Watts) to step out of their comfort zones and be a part of this zany project, which is sure to make some viewers laugh but might offend others?
It turns out that it was a mix of industry connections and plain determination.
While so many A-list actors were on board, most weren’t completely aware of what other sketches would be included in the film, which features 15 vignettes tied together by a story of a man (Dennis Quaid) pitching ideas to a movie producer (Greg Kinnear).
Penotti says many of the actors didn’t ask many questions about what else was going on in the film.
The jokes often are crass and outrageous, making fun of plenty of things that are rarely spoken out loud, with both physical and gross-out humor included.