Magazine article Variety

The Idea Was to Come from an Innocent Place That Turned Bad

Magazine article Variety

The Idea Was to Come from an Innocent Place That Turned Bad

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John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Though they cut their teeth in the TV world, Jonathan Goldstein ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and John Francis Daley ("Bones") are ready to make a run at the movie biz. After breaking out as writers on the "Horrible Bosses" franchise, the pair are co-writers/directors of New Line's reboot of classic comedy franchise "Vacation."

JUSTIN KROLL

What was It that drew you to this job?

Daley: It was Rusty grown up, with Ed Helms playing him, not Clark Griswold.

Goldstein: The family road trip movie hasn't changed, and we felt we could bring that to a new generation.

Is there a benefit to writing something you know Is getting an R rating?

Daley: Usually, we go as far as we can to make ourselves laugh, but know we have to dial it back in order to get that rating. …

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