Award-winning director Alexander Payne and Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti have teamed up to produce a new movie called “The Holdovers,” premiering on HBO, which will explore the difficult transition from the carefree days of youth to the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood.
It’s not surprising that Payne and Giamatti would choose to work together since both directors have gone through the same Hollywood experience of being told “no” time and time again—that is, until they shot to fame with their respective projects: “Sideways” (Payne) and “American Splendor” (Giamatti).
Alexander Payne is described as a “ruthless director” with a “unique sense of what to keep and what to throw away,” stars in “The Holdovers” as an aging ad executive who is forced out of his job.
The triumph of the movie, which have each topped the box-office charts, has boosted the career of Alexander Payne. He’s back in the film industry with a new project called “The Holdovers.”
Payne describes his experience working with Giamatti as fun-loving and relaxed. They have fun together and laugh a lot. They cheer each other up, even when things aren’t going well.
With the success of their first collaboration, Giamatti and Payne are working together on another HBO project called “The Holdovers.
Payne will indeed be recognized for his artistic talent, unique sense of humor and memorable lines. He is also well-known as a director who has single-handedly built a reputation for making independent films with small budgets.
Payne feels that “The Holdovers” presents a dysfunctional portrait of the American family, which is not unusual for him to do. He often writes about misfits living in small-town America, characters who make for the unfortunate company when the situational humor is at its lowest.
Alexander Payne is well-known for not only taking risks. He has been famous for this throughout his career. “The Holdovers” is no exception for Payne, which is why he’s betting everything on it.