The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway.
Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. star as two friends who dress as police officers for a costume party and then become a neighborhood sensation. The two then get tangled up with crooked cops and mobsters in Luke Greenfield's comedy.
"This was quite evident early on that this was something, personally special to me, very special," says Pitt. "I love this film." Pitt also praises director Steve McQueen for his unique way of film making and getting the movie shot in just over thirty days.