Happy Birthday, Howie Klausner. Howie is a prolific screenwriter, producer and recently directed a feature starring Kevin Sorbo and Amy Grant. Howie’s big break was having his script, SPACE COWBOYS, picked up by Clint Eastwood. How would you like for your first movie to star Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland? Yeah — big time, fun stuff.
Howie wrote the screenplay for THE LAST RIDE. Our whole team loved working with Howie on that project. I remember clearly the day I read the script years before we went into production. I was taken with the game-changing idea of getting a sense of a man’s whole life by just hanging out with him for the last three days of his life. In this case, the man was Hank Williams. I keep thinking about the big studio biopic of Hank Williams coming out next month. I wanted our studio to re-release our movie at the same time with a new title: SPOILER ALERT.