Old School : Interview With Old School Stars

OLD SCHOOL is a raucous new campus comedy from DreamWorks, which brings together the writer and director of "Road Trip" and the producer of "National Lampoon's Animal House".

Luke Wilson ("The Royal Tennenbaums"), Will Ferrell ("Saturday Night Live") and Vince Vaughn ("Swingers") star as a trio of thirtysomething buddies who try to recapture the outrageous, irrepressible fun of their college years by starting their own irregular fraternity.

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Holding their own alongside the over-the-hill frat boys are Ellen Pompeo ("Daredevil"), Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear") and Elisha Cuthbert (who plays Kiefer Sutherland's daughter-in-peril in "24"). The film also features cameos from "Road Trip" alumni Sean William Scott, Andy Dick and Breckin Meyer and a full-blooded performance by Snoop Dogg and his band.

OLD SCHOOL reunites the team behind the hit comedy "Road Trip", with Todd Phillips directing, and also producing with Daniel Goldberg and Joe Medjuck. Ivan Reitman (who made his producing debut with 1978's classic "National Lampoon's Animal House") and Tom Pollock are the executive producers. Todd Phillips co-wrote the screenplay with Scot Armstrong, from a story by Court Crandall and Phillips and Armstrong.

LUKE WILSON (Mitch) made his feature film debut in "Bottle Rocket," which also marked his first onscreen work with his brother, actor/writer Owen Wilson, and writer/director Wes Anderson. They then reteamed on Anderson's "Rushmore," one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1998, which was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, and co-starred Luke Wilson. In 2001, Anderson and the Wilson brothers enjoyed their most successful collaboration on the widely acclaimed comedy "The Royal Tenenbaums," again directed by Anderson and co-written by Owen Wilson and Anderson, in which the Wilson brothers joined an all-star ensemble cast, including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Bill Murray.
Earlier that year, Wilson had also earned praise from critics and audiences when he starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the smash hit comedy "Legally Blonde. "

He had previously appeared in the blockbuster "Charlie's Angels," with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. This summer, Wilson will be seen in the much anticipated sequels to both films: "Legally Blonde: Red, White & Blonde" and "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle. "
Wilson had first worked with Barrymore when they starred together in the offbeat romantic comedy "Home Fries. " His other feature film credits include "Committed," opposite Heather Graham; "My Dog Skip"; "Blue Streak," with Martin Lawrence; and "Scream 2. "

Following "Old School," Wilson stars in "Masked & Anonymous," with Bob Dylan, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Lange. He is presently filming the romantic comedy "Loosely Based on a True Love Story," in which he stars opposite Kate Hudson, under the direction of Rob Reiner.

WILL FERRELL (Frank) recently completed his seventh and final season on NBC's seminal late-night hit "Saturday Night Live. " Ferrell's hilarious impersonation of candidate-then-President George W. Bush-especially during the historic "Indecision 2000"-was one of several characters that established him as one of the show's most popular and versatile cast members. Ferrell's work on "Saturday Night Live" brought him two Emmy Award nominations in 2001 for Outstanding Individual Performance and Outstanding Writing on a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

On the big screen, Ferrell was most recently seen in the comedy "Zoolander," with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, in which he played Mugatu, the overbearing fashion designer; and in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Fight Back," as an ambitious Wildlife Federal Marshal. He has also worked with several of his "Saturday Night Live" castmates in the films "The Ladies Man," with Tim Meadows; "Superstar," with Molly Shannon; "A Night at the Roxbury," with Chris Kattan, with whom he also collaborated on the screenplay; and the mega-hit comedy "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," starring Mike Myers, in which Ferrell made his feature film debut.

Ferrell is currently filming the Christmas-themed comedy "Elf," for director Jon Favreau, in which he plays the title role of a man who was raised in the North Pole to be an elf. "Elf," which also stars Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen, will be released this November.

A DreamWorks release of a Montecito Picture Company production, OLD SCHOOL is distributed in the UK and Eire by United International Pictures (UK).

UK Release Date: 9th May 2003
US Release Date: 21st February 2003
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 91 mins
Distributor: UIP