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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Davis Guggenheim HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Gracie"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 23, 2007
Davis Guggenheim - Gracie

Q1: Based on the work you've done before, this isn't necessarily a project we would associate you with. What was your interest in this and how did you come aboard?
DG: I'm probably extremely stupid in my film choices because I've done 'Deadwood,' you know, an in-your-face Western, extremely violent, 'An Inconvenient Truth' about global warming, and this. So I don't know. I just pursue the stories I like and feel passionately about. This happens to be my wife's story so I felt passionately about that.

Q2: What does this have to do with your wife's story? This film reminds me of Bend It Like Beckam.
DG: It's like Bend It Like Beckam in that it has a girl in it and soccer but it's so different. Bend It Like Beckam is a cultural comedy and this is a drama. I came to it because when I met my wife 18 years ago, her brother had just died and I met Andrew and her other brother, and the family was just devastated from his death. They all talked about him, Will...

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