On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” the host decided to make an aspiring screenwriter’s dream come true. In a sketch called “Starbucks Theater,” Corden headed to a local Starbucks to find the next best Hollywood script, produce it and film it on location.
“Our show is filmed in Los Angeles and in Los Angeles, every single coffee shop is full of aspiring writers on their laptops trying to to churn out the next great Hollywood screenplay,” he began. “But we thought, why wait for Hollywood when we can find and produce one of these scripts inside a local Starbucks.”
Corden then heads to the coffee shop, interviews writers and asks them what their screenplay is about. His selections include a “Terms of Endearment” meets “Mars Attack” project, another called “The Circumcisionist,” and his final selection, a western that takes place in Sicily in 1860 by writer Dante.
Having chosen Dante’s screenplay as the one, Corden then proceeds to cast the film using the people at the Starbucks, builds the sets and starts filming the feature. He then calls up Jason Schwartzman and asks him to head over and play the lead role of Constantino.
“Oh boy, that’s great,” Schwartzman says when he arrives to the location. “We’re going to do it right now?” Corden replies, “Yeah, it’s happening. I’m directing.”
The final film is quite hilarious, with Starbucks products used throughout as props. Oh, the things you can build with straws.
Check out the full sketch below.