Ja­son Mant­zoukas loves Jeremy Ren­ner as a vil­lain

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ja­son Mant­zoukas loved see­ing Jeremy Ren­ner play­ing the gang­ster vil­lain in 'The House'. The 44-year-old ac­tor cur­rently stars along­side Will Fer­rell and Amy Poehler in the new An­drew Jay Cohen gang­ster-com­edy as the love­able gam­bling and sex ad­dict Frank and said Ren­ner is a "charm­ing vil­lain". Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Showbiz, the ac­tor said: "I love it. I thought it was great. I have seen Ren­ner in 'Hurt Locker' and the 'Bourne' movie he did. He's done a great range of movies and he came re­ally ready to go and bounced off ev­ery­one. "He came in re­ally just for those scenes. We had al­ready done tremen­dous amounts of film­ing and he turned up and im­me­di­ately was amaz­ing. We were like, 'Holy cow this is great. What a great charm­ing vil­lain he is.'" The film fol­lows Fer­rell and Poehler as Scott and Kate, who strug­gle to find the money to pay for their daugh­ter's tu­ition fees. But with the help from their friend Frank, the three start their own casino to try and get the money they need. Al­though a com­edy, the film takes an un­ex­pected turn and can be seen to be rem­i­nis­cent of a Martin Scors­ese gang­ster movie when the three pro­tag­o­nists fall into the realm of mob­ster lead­ers as their casino gets big­ger and big­ger. Mant­zoukas said: "It was so fun. All those kind of stylis­tic choices make it feel like a big Scors­ese movie. It goes from rinky dink to these much big­ger cam­era moves. It does feel like a gang­ster movie. "To have scenes with the fin­ger chop­ping off and the Ren­ner stuff, it re­ally does raise the stakes and just visu­ally gives dif­fer­ent lev­els of what this film could do."

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