Sep 16, 2021 • 38M

Rod Lurie Part 2: 'The Outpost'

On shooting in Bulgaria, the challenge of bringing this story to the big screen, and paying honor to the departed.

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Rod Lurie on the set of ‘The Outpost’

Welcome back to the show! Please check out last week’s episode if you missed it; Rod Lurie (The Contender, The Last Castle) had a ton of great stories about transitioning from the Army to the world of film criticism to the world of filmmaking. This week we talked about shooting The Outpost: the difficulty of bringing such a sensitive story to the big screen and trying to decide what to cut and what to keep; shooting the film in Bulgaria; and casting actors like Caleb Landry Jones and Scott Eastwood in key roles. For more on The Outpost, make sure to check out my interview with the author of the source book, Jake Tapper. And please share this episode with a friend if you enjoyed it!

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