The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is a two-hander: We have Zac Efron and Peter Farrelly, who came together for the unlikely true story The Greatest Beer Run Ever, which just opened on Apple TV+.
Efron started his career in turns that included High School Musical, Hairspray and 17 Again, and he transitioned into adulthood with eclectic turns that included The Paperboy, Neighbors and The Greatest Showman.
Farrelly is coming off the Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, this after a long career of directing with brother Bobby groundbreaking comedies that included There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Me Myself and Irene and others.
Here, Efron and Farrelly explain the partnership they forged to tell a story as obscure and historically meaningful as Green Book, with cast that includes Bill Murray and Russell Crowe.
Watch it above.