Actor-filmmaker George Clooney said he had to chop off Josh Brolin’s scenes from dark comedy Suburbicon as they “really didn’t work”.
Clooney said that Brolin’s scenes were the funniest in the whole film, but they did not go with the mood of the movie.
“We shot a couple of scenes with Josh (playing) a baseball coach that are really really funny. But after we did our first screening, the one thing that became really clear to me was that (the scenes) let the air out of the balloon, in terms of the tension in the film.
“I had to write him this awful note where I just said, ‘You’re not going to believe it. But these scenes really don’t work any more. He felt bad, and he thought maybe something went wrong, and I said, ‘I’m sending you the scenes, so you can see, they’re actually the two funniest scenes in the movie’,” the 56-year-old star said.
Suburbicon stars Matt Damon portraying a husband and father named Gardner Lodge, who must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.
Also featuring Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe and Glenn Fleshler, the R-rated film is set to hit US theaters on October 27.