Larry Crowne : Photos & Rami Malek

May 12, 2010

We've added to the gallery 40 photos of the shooting of Larry Crowne. Most of them were taken on May 9th, 2010.


In a recent interview for Movieline, Rami Malek, who you may have seen in The Pacific, talked about his role in Larry Crowne.

You’re also in the next Tom Hanks film, Larry Crowne. Was that something you had to audition for through normal channels, or did Tom know you well enough by that point to offer you the role?
Tom and I had a very strong relationship. While I was working on [The Pacific], I remember he sent me a note, and it was pretty confidential. I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say, but he was very respectful in his words about what I was doing. When I got back [after shooting], I saw him and he gave me a big hug, and that’s what it was: He was just very proud and appreciative, and it’s stuck with me. Then he called me and asked me to read this script [for Larry Crowne], and before I knew it, I was in the movie. It just shows you what kind of man he is. He knew what we’d been through, and this was his way of acknowledging it. He’s a very compassionate guy, and everything the world sees in that man is very true.

Can you tell me anything about your character?
I play a young man by the name of Steve Dibiasi. I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to tell you…[Larry Crowne] goes back to junior college, and I play one of the kids in college who gives everybody a bit of a hard time. He’s got a kind of funny side, he’s oblivious to things. He’s an odd character. I kind of have a hankering for these guys; whether they’re odd or not, I kind of make them that way. [Laughs] I take pleasure from it.

You’re acting like you’re not allowed to tell me much about the movie, and it’s been about as oddly low-profile as Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts movie can be. Is Tom just keeping things secret? Is that the way he likes it?
I think so. Everything I’ve done has been very confidential, and I’d like to keep it that way. I don’t want to be the one to spill the beans! As far as Tom goes, I think he’s very passionate about what he’s doing and he wants to keep it close to home. It’s a small project and that’s the way he wants to keep it. I don’t actually know, I’m just speculating. You can call me and I’ll open up about it once he does! [Laughs]