Charlie Day said his “biggest regret” is that the late Ray Liotta won’t see the audience’s reaction to their upcoming film. The fool’s paradise.
The Horrible bosses actor sat down with Today‘s Willie Geist op Sitting on Sunday to talk about the comedy he wrote, directed and stars in. The film, which also stars Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman, follows a down-on-his-luck publicist (Ken Jeong) who helps turn a fool for love (Day) into a celebrity with the help of a Hollywood producer (Liotta). But along the way, as they encounter several others in the industry, they realize fame isn’t what they thought it would be.
“Ray would text me every three months like, ‘Hey man, what’s up with that movie we made? When’s it coming out?'” Day explained. “And I’d say, ‘Ray, it’s i’m so sorry. I’m stuck doing It’s always sunny in Philadelphia. I have to deliver this season and as soon as I’m done I’m going back to the editing room, so everything is on hold.’”
The fool’s paradise will make one of the last films Liotta worked on before he passed away last year at age 67. While Liotta is known for his roles in Good day, Narc And Field of dreamsDay said his performance in the movie will be just as memorable.
“He delivers a performance, that is in my mind. I won’t say it is Good day good, but it’s Ray Liotta good,” he added. “It’s up to his standards of what he can do well.”
During filming, Day remembered the times when the Something wild actor would pitch his own jokes to him and that some actually made it to the movie. Overall, Day said he was lucky to have Liotta in the film because he was “just a really driven, dedicated, serious guy”.
The fool’s paradise is expected to hit theaters on May 12.