fat_kid_rules_the_world_poster_1_640x937Probably best known for his star turns in such films as SCREAM and SLC PUNK and for recent supporting roles in THE DESCENDANTS and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, MATTHEW LILLARD has taken a step behind the cameras to direct the big screen adaptation of FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, the best selling young adult novel by K.L. GOING. A teen coming-of-age story centered on a suicidal overweight high-schooler who finds purpose with the help of a dropout misfit musician. Cast with mostly unknowns, the film features JACOB WYSOCKI and MATT O’LEARY in the leads and delivers on the promise of its source material.
Sitting down with longtime fave LILLARD to talk about the film, we were particularly interested in his directing philosophy and thoughts in bringing the book to the screen.

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is in select theaters and available via VOD now