David Cross is primarily known as a comedian, beloved for his performances in shows like Arrested Development and Mr. Show. His distinctively low-pitched voice enables him to provide dry, hilarious delivery of lines in live-action and voiceover work alike. He won an Emmy for writing The Ben Stiller Show and has also been nominated for several Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
Now, Cross is trying something a little bit different, taking on a dramatic role in The Dark Divide as real-life butterfly expert and nature writer Robert Pyle. I had the chance to speak with Cross about the parts audiences expect him to take and why it was such a breath of fresh air to try something like this. You can watch the video below, along with an official summary of the film and where to watch.
The Dark Divide is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle’s (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Debra Messing), the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies. Over the course of his six-week adventure Pyle battles self-doubt, the grueling trail, and the people and creatures who call this forest home. And, somewhere deep in the heart of The Dark Divide, he makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about the natural world. With David Koechner, Cameron Esposito, Gary Farmer and Patterson Hood. Music by The Avett Brothers, Giants in the Trees featuring Krist Novoselić, The National Reserve, Samantha Crane, Bombadil, and more.
Find out where to watch at www.darkdividefilm.com or listen to Cross spout off the available platforms in the video above!