Johnny Knoxville channels Dog the Bounty Hunter, teased by 'Fun Size's kid
Johnny Knoxville channels reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter in the Halloween-themed comedy movie "Fun-Size" and the actor, best known for his stunts in the MTV daredevil series "Jackass," apparently got into some real-life hijinks with his 8-year-old co-star, Jackson Nicoll.
"He's the cutest," Knoxville, 41, told the Knoxville, Tennessee-based news site Knoxville.com. "He'd throw insults. If I wasn't looking, he'd run up and kick me ... He had so much energy and put it all into punishing me. I loved him. He's really spirited."
In the film, Nicoll's character, Albert, goes missing while trick or treating during a busy Halloween night. Dressed as Spider-Man, he ends up in a nightclub and runs into Knoxville's character, Captain Poon, who sports long, blonde hair and who the actor describes as a "meathead." (Watch the video clip, above)
Knoxville, who changed his name from Philip John Clapp as a tribute to his hometown, is also known for the "Jackass" movies and roles in films such as "Men In Black II," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Ringer."
Nicoll previously played the child version of Dickie in the 2010 drama "The Fighter," which starred and was produced by Mark Wahlberg. In the nightclub scene in "Fun Size," the child star dances with a girl to Wahlberg's former group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 1991 dance hit "Good Vibrations" is played.
In "Fun Size," Albert's teenage sister Wren, played by Victoria Justice, sets out to find him, along with her best friend BFF April, portrayed by Jane Levy of the ABC sitcom "Suburgatory."
Justice, 19, got nostalgic while filming "Fun Size."
" To relive that high school time was fun," she said. "You know, crushes and boys and kind of finding yourself, finding the right one for you, falling in love."
"Your teenage years are a special time," added Levy, 22. "There's a lot going on. You feel everything so deeply and I think that this movie touches on a lot of important things that happen in your teenage years."
The movie also stars comedienne and E! talk show host Chelsea Handler as well as Thomas Mann of "Project X" and Josh Pence, who played Tyler Winklevoss in "The Social Network.
"Fun Size," named after miniature candy bars, hit theaters on Friday, October 26, five days before Halloween.
Levy is also set to star in another film perfect for Halloween - the anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi's cult horror flick "The Evil Dead." The movie is actually set for release in April 2013.