Saturday, May 18, 2024

Courteney Cox’s Directing Debut Gets New Title Six Days After Announcement


Wow. That was fast. Six days after it was announced, Courteney Cox’s directing debut gets a new title. “Hello I Must Be Going” is now called “Just Before I Go.” What sounds like a bit of a take off on “Silver Linings Playbook” stars Seann William Scott of “American Pie” fame as a guy who comes home to settle scores before he commits suicide. Olivia Thirlby, Garrett Dillahunt, and Rob Riggle co-star. The listed producers include Cox and ex husband David Arquette. “Just Before I Go” is a low budget feature that will give Cox a soft entry into directing without a lot of fanfare. Hopefully this title will stand as the production is now casting for a gay Hispanic male in his early 20s, named Romeo. Productions begins next week while Cox is on hiatus from her hit TV show “Cougar Town.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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