My new post on The Drum looks at some of the tops top Hollywood directors have helmed commercials set to air during the biggest TV event of the year, the Super Bowl:
One of the big stories already surrounding this year’s broadcast is that The Coen Brothers are directing their first TV commercial. If you don’t know the Coen Brothers by name, you certainly know their work: The Big Lebowski, Blood Simple, Fargo, No Country For Old Men and other classics of the last 30 years are all among their filmography and established them as among the most innovative and interesting filmmakers working today.
The Coens are far from the first A-List directors to helm a commercial. In fact they’re not the only Hollywood directors in this year’s game, as Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk, The Transporter, Now You See Me) is also helming a spot starring Gal Gadot and Jason Statham, the latter of whom Letterier worked with on The Transporter.
Before we setting in to see what’s in store in the breaks between the New England Patriots taking on the Atlanta Falcons let’s a take a look at what big-name directors have participated in past years.