Zach Braff continues to defend his 'Wish I Was Here' Kickstarter campaign against the critics, even though the film has already raised enough financing to go into pre-production.
Braff took to his Kickstarter page to report on some of the inaccuracies being reported by the press [particular the Hollywood Reporter] and states, "I seem to get called a "douchebag" quite often these days. And that's fine; not everyone's gonna root for my success... but I can't sit by while my fans get wrong facts."
He corrects a misconceptions, stating that the film will be funded by some of his own money, along with the money from the Kickstarter campaign and a financier. He also states that the backing from Kickstarter has been essential in launching the film and that distribution wouldn't be happening without it.
Braff has also announced the first major addition to the cast, which is none other than Anna Kendrick. For a small project like this, Kendrick's involvement has brought a lot of publicity. Then again, Braff did direct 'Garden State', which starred Natalie Portman and was very well received. The film also has Mandy Patinkin attached, but there's been no release date confirmed.