30 Minutes or Less director Ruben Fleischer has been hot for... well, a minute. His feature directorial debut, 2009's Zombieland, showcased the kind of unique comic vision that makes the film industry sit up and take notice. Not only did Flesicher work wonders with a modest budget, but his eye for talent was dead-on, casting Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone in leading roles right before they both went stratospheric.
Like any great director, however, Fleischer chooses projects that will test him. Up next he has the Noir period piece The Gangster Squad, and since working with Oscar types ain't no thing, this time it's Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin leading a top-notch cast. Maybe after that one, Ruben will have a little gold man of his own.
30 Minutes or Less opens this Friday, August 12 in theaters near you.
Official website: www.30minutesorless.com