In 2011 a French-Canadian movie made by director Ken Scott, “Starbuck”, became an international festival hit.
Now Dreamworks have given him a bigger budget and bigger stars
to remake it as “Delivery Man”.
Vince Vaughn plays David, who because of a decades-old clerical error at a sperm bank discovers he has fathered more than 500 children. 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
“The movie, in a really non-sentimental, way takes you on a journey that is a little bit about family, sure, connection. But also I think a little bit about accepting yourself, forgiving yourself. You know, being open to being who you are and having people accept you and interact (with you). Whatever that maybe,” says Vaughn.
“How I Met Your Mother” actress Cobie Smulders plays Vaughn’s love interest, and seemed more struck by Vaughn’s rapport with the younger cast members and what that brought to the film than any of their scenes together.
“It’s got so much heart. I feel like you hear sperm bank, like a sperm donator, you think ‘Oh it is going to be shticky and it is going to be funny’ and it’s going to be all these things, but it is actually really endearing. Some of my favorite parts about the film are when he connects with all the children,” she says.
“Delivery Man” is out now in the USA and Canada and arrives in Europe in early December.