On Dec. 16, Back Stage presented another "Evening With…." Actor Adam Scott and writer-director Lee Toland Krieger spoke following a screening of their film "The Vicious Kind." It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and recently earned both artists Spirit Award nominations, for best male lead and best screenplay. The film, executive-produced by Neil LaBute, is a dark comedy about a bitter but witty construction worker (Scott) who develops feelings for his brother's girlfriend when the pair comes home for Thanksgiving weekend. Best known for his work in comedy, such as the series "Party Down" and the films "Step Brothers" and "Knocked Up," Scott was cast after a meeting with Krieger, not an audition. "When you have an actor with a résumé as impressive and varied as his, you just know," Krieger said. "He was also the first actor who came in and said, 'This script is really funny.' " Added Scott, "If I'd had to audition, I never would have gotten the part."
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