Jason Patric, 44, is known for his raw performances in indie films like Rush, After Dark, My Sweet, Narc, and Your Friends and Neighbors — not to mention his early vampy role in The Lost Boys. He’s currently starring in That Championship Season on Broadway, along with Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Kiefer Sutherland. The Pulitzer-winning play, about members of a winning basketball team reuniting after 20 years, was written by Patric’s late father, Jason Miller, and won a 1973 Pulitzer Prize.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Was it a hard decision to be in a play that has such a personal connection for you?
JASON PATRICK: I guess there was some hesitancy, only because there were a lot of negative associations with it and my whole thing was, would I be able to see it clearly as a piece of material. When I first met [director] Gregory Mosher, it was just about whether I was going to give him the rights to the play — it wasn’t even about me being in it. But I liked what he had to say. I couldn’t ask for better hands for the play to be in — not only dramatically but as far as respect and legacy. I want this to be relaunched as the great American classic that it is. READ FULL STORY