A visit to the set of The Odd Life of Timothy Green must be a lot like entering Peter Hedges's home.
A visit to the set of The Odd Life of Timothy Green
must be a lot like entering Peter Hedges's home. The writer and director (What's Eating Gilbert Grape
, Dan in Real Life
) is known for putting his heart into his films and sitting on his set is likely as comfortable as sitting in his living room. Case in point: after spending some time with the director, Jennifer Garner
's first question for me was, did Hedges make me cry. When I said yes, and that he made me cry, she just smiled and nodded.
So it's no surprise that the film, which hits theaters on Aug. 15, is a bit of a tearjerker itself. Hedges took on the Timothy Green project after it was conceived by Ahmet Zappa. He spent two years pouring his life — and bits and pieces of his own insecurities as a father of two boys — into the film, which uses the whimsical tale of a boy who appears at an infertile couple's home out of nowhere to explore the idea of good parenting. When I visited the movie's suburban Atlanta set with two other reporters, we sat down with Hedges to talk about his decision to get involved in this project.
Read on for some of the best quotes and photos from the set visit after the jump.