First, they both took part in remakes of slain director Theo Van Gogh's Dutch films. Steve Buscemi took on Interview, which had him helming and starring with tow-headed actress Sienna Miller in a story about a jaded political journalist sent to interview a B-rated actress. Stanley Tucci took on Blind Date, the story of a married couple who roleplay a blind date -- which stars himself and Patricia Clarkson. The film was recently completed, and will have its premiere at Sundance this month. But aside from honoring Van Gogh, Variety reports that the actors have teamed up to start a film, television, and commercial production company called Olive Productions.

With a plan to develop features that have budgets from $3 to $12 million, both the Tooch and Buscemi will produce, right, direct, and nab talent for the banner. They even have some projects already underway. Before the writer's strike began, Tucci and Nicholas Pileggi were working on an adaptation of Gay Talese's nonfiction book Unto the Sons for HBO. It should be a great move for both actors -- Buscemi really stepped up to the plate and proved his worth in Interview, and imagine Stanley will do the same thing this year at Sundance. Just imagine -- lots of new indie fare with the likes of Tooch and Steve. I'm sold!
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