Jan 28 2013, 12:20am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
The 'Borat' screenwriter has revealed he wanted to surprise the public with his directorial debut and give a fresh perspective on marital comedies by telling the story of an ill-suited couple falling out of love and turning to better-suited alternatives.
Speaking at the London premiere of 'I Give It A Year' last Thursday night (24.01.13), Dan exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I don't know whether the public are bored of traditional romantic comedies, but I definitely am! I've been bitten once too often; it's utterly predictable, has three laughs in it and you know from beginning to end exactly what's going to happen.
The writer-turned-director - who is a long-time friend and collaborator of Sacha Baron Cohen - said he knew Rose Byrne was perfect for the part of uptight high-flyer Nat the second he saw her stellar performance in hit comedy 'Bridesmaids'.
He explained: ''I was in the middle of writing this when I saw 'Bridesmaids' and I immediately thought, 'You have the incredibly unique combination of beauty and intelligence''. The character that she plays in this is quite a hard character but beneath that she has incredible warmth and kindness and heart, she's a rising a brilliant film star.''
She said: ''We just laughed a lot, the people were fantastic. Stephen Merchant would just make me laugh constantly he was hysterical. It was a lot of fun.
''It was great to be part of a Working Title film, I'm a huge fan of their body of work they're really the most iconic British producing company, so it was really exciting to be part of that.''
Source: Bang Movies
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