Rob Cohen Does ‘The Boy Next Door’ on The B-Movies Podcast

The B-Movies Podcast The Boy Next Door Rob Cohen


He gave the world The Fast and the FuriousThe Monster SquadThe Wiz and xXx, and now he’s on CraveOnline’s B-Movies Podcast, sharing eye-opening stories that span decades of film history. Filmmaker Rob Cohen is in the house, and he’s here to tell your host William Bibbiani all about his underrated new erotic thriller The Boy Next Door and all of his biggest movies to date!

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In this in-depth, extended episode of The B-Movies Podcast, Rob Cohen reveals that Jennifer Lopez had final cut on the sex scene from The Boy Next Door, and only asked Cohen to cut out a second shot of co-star Ryan Guzman’s naked ass. He also explains why, despite all the internet outcry, that first edition of Homer’s The Iliad makes perfect sense. No really, it does!

But wait, there’s more! In this week’s bonus episode, Cohen also reveals his original plans for 2 Fast 2 Furious and the behind the scenes struggle to get Michael Jackson cast in The Wiz, because director Sidney Lumet thought Jackson was just “a Vegas act.” 

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Is there any future at all for the Monster Squad reboot, or the third xXx movie? The answers may surprise you on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Rob Cohen! Follow the show on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your host at @WilliamBibbiani, and be sure to check out The Boy Next Door, on home video now.

Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe for free on iTunes for more free movie news, reviews, exclusive commentary tracks and exclusive interviews on The B-Movies Podcast. Come back this weekend for another all-new episode featuring the latest movie news, reviews and whatnot!


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline’s Film Channel and the host of The B-Movies Podcast and The Blue Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.