One film that is certain to have a growing amount of buzz is “The Big Bang”, an action-packed film starring Antonio Banderas, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, William Fichtner, and Sam Elliot. In an interview with the New York Times, director Tony Krantz talks about his new venture into directing.

“I just kept thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is one of the greatest moments of my life,” he said when recalling working on the film. As the article states, this is Krantz third career in Hollywood–he started as an agent and then became a television producer. According to the article, Krantz has been avid about becoming a filmmaker since he was a child.

J.J. Abrams was also interviewed about the Krantz and the film, saying, “It’s always a cool thing when someone switches careers–it is wildly unexpected, which is what makes it so great…I’m sure Tony appreciates the challenges of dealing with crew and schedule and actors in a way he never did before. It is harder to be told you only have one day to shoot nine pages than it is to tell a director he or she only has one day to shoot nine pages.”

Banderas also gave his feelings on the film. “I am an actor who has risked my career many times to work with first-time directors and people outside of the mainstream,” he said. “There was something in Tony’s vision of the project that interested me.”

“The Big Bang” is a film about a private detective who is hired to find a missing stripper. The investigation becomes complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

You can read the full version of the article here.

Antonio Banderas in the Big Bang
Antonio Banderas in the Big Bang

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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