Delivery Man, based on writer-director Ken Scott’s 2011 French-Canadian film Starbuck, tells the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vaughn), a mediocre meat-truck driver whose anonymous — and plentiful — donations to a fertility clinic more than 20 years ago resulted in a whopping 533 children.
Now, 142 of them have filed a class action suit to try to determine the true identity of the biological father they know only as Starbuck — his pseudonym, not the coffee. As Wozniak embarks on a journey of self-discovery, he comes to realize that no one is ever quite ready for what life delivers.
The catalysts behind his heartwarming change from Peter Pannish man-child to vested father are his pregnant girlfriend Emma (Smulders), and his best friend Brett (Pratt), an overweight, overwhelmed divorcee, who adds comedic relief to the film’s highs and lows as his bumbling legal counsel.
I had the crazy awesome opportunity to sit down with both Smulders and Pratt in Los Angeles the night of Delivery Mans red carpet premiere to talk about all things behind-the-scenes, what it would be like to have 533 children (their responses are hilarious), what it meant to work alongside Vince Vaughn (they heart him for reasons you might not expect), and the infectious excitement that comes with the hush-hush details they can share about their future projects.
“I think we’re both pretty excited,” Smulders says of her upcoming roles in Avengers 2 and Captain America 2, plus of Pratt’s role in Guardians of the Galaxy. “From the world of creative fun and fantasy, I’m really excited to be a part of anything Marvel because it’s supported by such great fans and it’s just a dream.”
“Ditto,” says Pratt. “Guardians of Galaxy is Marvel’s take on a rocking, space opera-type story, and it’s so imaginative. Not really allowed to say even that, but I’m beyond excited.”
We are too.
To that end, 10 of their favorite behind-the-scenes moments while filming Delivery Man:
Delivery Man is currently playing in theatres everywhere!
Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks, Delivery Man on Facebook
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