Matthew Lillard has come a long way since a TV crushed his head in “Scream.” Just last year, he had a pivotal role in lead Oscar contender “The Descendants,” showing off strong dramatic skills that many viewers didn’t know he possessed. Now, Lillard’s about to show off another facet of his career: his work as a director.
“Fat Kid Rules the World,” Lillard’s directorial debut, hits theaters in New York City today (October 5) and next week in Los Angeles on October 12. It tells the story of teenager Troy Billings, overweight and suicidal, whose life is saved by high school dropout Marcus. The two form an unlikely friendship that develops into a punk rock partnership, with Troy finding new purpose as the drummer in Marcus’ band.
Get a look at Lillard’s new movie in this exclusive clip below!