Producer goes from big-budget ‘Hercules’ to low-cost comedy ‘Two Night Stand’ that is selling at AFM
He’s only a few weeks from having wrapped on “Hercules,” with MGM and Paramount splitting a $100 million-plus budget and Dwayne Johnson starring. And his micro-budget comedy “Two Night Stand” is for sale at AFM with The Solution Entertainment Group handling foreign markets and screening for distributors; UTA is handling domestic sales.
“I just finished ‘Hercules,’ which is about as different from ‘Two-Night Stand’ as can be,” Flynn said. “ ‘Hercules’ is the anti-micro romantic comedy — it’s set in 358 B.C. with a crew of 1,100 and a 93-day shoot in Budapest.”
Max Nichols, the son of Mike Nichols, shot “Two Night Stand” in his feature debut a year ago. The film was lensed in 19 days in Brooklyn and centered on a couple going through a regrettable one-night stand and waking up trapped together in a tiny apartment in a New York City blizzard.
“Two-Night Stand” stars Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton.
“We shot it a year ago during Hurricane Sandy, which really played into the movie,” Flynn said. “It was a Black List script and we were able to turn it around really quickly. We had a great feeling on the set.”
It’s not the first indie for Flynn. He also produced “Choke,” based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel, in 2008.
“ ‘Choke’ came together in a very similar way as ‘Two-Night Stand,’ ” he said. “I think it’s good as a producer to do a $100 million film and then a micro.”
“Max really stepped up, shooting six pages a day,” Flynn said. “On a 19-day shoot, it’s pure survival; you can only shoot a couple of takes. It really has that fresh feel.”
Flynn’s credits include “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “The Rite,” “Red Dawn” and the upcoming Colin Farrell thriller “Solace.”