Same Kind of Different As Me is true story based on the unlikely friendship of Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and Denver Moore. Hall, a successful art dealer, attempted to appease his wife (Renée Zellweger) after his infidelity by joining her volunteering efforts at a local homeless shelter. Hall’s friendship with Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless man, is urged on by his wife, and the two eventually authored the book that serves as the film’s source material.
“(Homelessness) a powerful subject across the board,” said Kinnear. “That said, the job is to make a movie. We can talk about all of the things in the world but we’re also trying to make a film that is going to touch people, inspire them, affect them, and the only way to do that is to find the reality of the story. To truthfully try and tell something and there was a very strong story from the get go that Ron and Denver had outlined in the book.”
Click on the media bar to hear Kinnear talk about playing a real life character in the film and the importance of staying truthful and honest to the story behind Same Kind of Different As Me.
Same Kind of Different As Me opens nationwide October 20.