George Clooney and Alexander Payne talk about The Descendants
In this exclusive featurette, the director and star of The Descendants talk about the differences of directing drama and comedy, discussing directors they’ve admired as well as their own experiences with filmmaking.
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
The Descendants releases in the UK on 27th January 2012 from Fox Searchlight.