Anchor Bay pic bows in Gotham
There was plenty of happy at the New York preem of Anchor Bay Films’ “happythankyoumoreplease,” held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Mar. 2.Arriving in his Tommy Hilfiger best, writer-director-star Josh Radnor was joined by co-stars Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan and Pablo Schreiber. The thesps liked the multi-hyphenate, but… “He’s so bossy!” said Akerman, who portrays an Alopecia patient looking for love. “No, I’m joking. He’s such a positive man. He has such an enlightened outlook on life.” Standing a few feet away from Radnor, Schreiber revealed, “Josh is just really difficult to work with. I mean, for one, he had very few ideas about his movie . . . oh, he’s out of ear shot already, so I’ll say the real stuff now. He’s fantastic.” In defense, Radnor said, “I didn’t make anyone cry, if that’s what you’re asking.” He had nothing but praise, however, for 10-year-old Michael Algieri, who plays a lost child in the film. “Michael knows all this stuff about presidential history. He’s really sharp,” said Radnor. “The rest of the cast, not that bright. But they’re pretty. Kidding. That will translate well in print.” The nine producers of “happythankyoumoreplease,” including Jesse Hara, all came out to support the cast, as did Gabourey Sidibe, who gushed about her favorite New York movie. “‘Crooklyn,'” said the actress, before her guest whispered, “‘Precious.'” “Oh, ‘Precious.’ I guess that would make sense. No, ‘Crooklyn.’ I’ve never seen ‘Precious,'” said Sidibe. Hosted by the Cinema Society and Tommy Hilfiger, the event continued at the Boom Boom Room, where other guests included John Mayer, Adrien Grenier, Russell Simmons, Carey Mulligan, Ed Westwick, Lily Rabe and Amar’e Stoudemire.