In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, an expensive blockbuster, and a modestly costed comedy.

2014’s Edge Of Tomorrow was a sizeable gamble for Warner Bros. It went through many writers, had a maverick director, and nearly ended up with Brad Pitt in the lead.

Few saw the sizeable success of Joe Pesci-headlined comedy My Cousin Vinny coming, meanwhile. Pesci wasn’t first choice, though, and the original script had a different spin on the character.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

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