Today’s Mind Tap is all about JK Rowling’s novel, The Silkworm!
- You and Dane DeHaan were great in Kill Your Darlings.
- DAN: Oh, thank you. I just want to see if Dane DeHaan’s career continues to follow the James Franco pattern of just playing lots of parts James Franco’s played. I’ve played Allen Ginsberg, which Franco played, and Dane’s now played James Dean and Harry Osborne. Between us, we’ve got Franco’s career covered. We just need to remake Pineapple Express now. Or Spring Breakers. I’ll get some corn rows. It’ll be totally me.
- You’re attached to reunite with your Kill Your Darlings director Jon Krokidas and co-star Dane DeHaan in College Republicans, with you playing a young Lee Atwater and DeHaan playing a young Karl Rove. Is that happening?
- DAN: I don’t know at the moment! It’s looking really good, and it’s a fantastic script. That’s the plan—Dane as Karl and me as Lee—but trying to get the three of us in the same place at one time is tricky. It would make a really good movie because I don’t think people know that story at all. Like Kill Your Darlings, it’s a story about the genesis of a very important American cultural phenomenon that nobody really knows about. It’s fascinating how much of the neo-conservative ideal was born in a Ford Pinto driving around the South between Lee and Karl. It’s a serious true story, but it’s witty.