With Birth of Big Air making its big debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, the boys of everything and anything insanely dangerous, Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, came out to support their latest project. The film is part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, 30 documentaries celebrating 30 different trends, people or occurrences in the world of sports. This film, directed by Tremaine and produced by Knoxville, focuses on the man responsible for inspiring the mega ramp event at the X Games, Mat Hoffman.
After chatting with me today about Birth of Big Air, Tremaine, Knoxville and Hoffman took some time to provide a brief glimpse of Jackass 3-D. Naturally, Tremaine and Knoxville assured us that round three will be just as traumatizing, if not more, than the first two. They’re in the midst of shooting the film right now, thankfully in 3D rather than relying on a post-production conversion, and in the words of Tremaine, there will be “poo-poo, pee-pee, throw up” galore. And why is Hoffman in on this conversation beyond the fact that he happens to be promoting Birth of Big Air? Because he’s making a cameo in Jackass 3-D! It’s a quick part of the interview that’s easy to miss, but Tremaine provides a nod of confirmation around the 35 second mark.
Knoxville also shared a little about the untitled omnibus comedy that’s been getting loads of attention. The cast boasts names like Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz and many more. The film will be comprised of 17 different shorts created by various directors including Griffin Dunne and Bob Odenkirk. Knoxville confirms he’s wrapped his segment, which was shot by Brett Ratner and features himself and Seann William Scott.
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