Director David Dobkin Shows Maroon 5 His ‘Wedding Crashers’ Tricks In New “Sugar” Video

January 14, 2015 11:05 PM

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If you’ve seen the latest Maroon 5 video “Sugar” you might notice it’s similarity to the 2005 romantic comedy The Wedding Crashers, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as two dashing rogues who sneak into nuptials in search of lovelorn bridesmaids. While Maroon 5′s goals are far more noble —to rock strangers’ weddings with an impromptu performance— the similarities are little coincidence as both were directed by Hollywood veteran David Dobkin. Dobkin, who got his start in music videos before going on to direct such features as last year’s The Judge and 2011′s The Change-Up, has known Maroon 5 singer and The Voice star Adam Levine since before he found fame. Find out the inside story on the new video and why the experience was the most fun the director has ever had as a filmmaker.

David Dobkin: I’ve known Adam for over a decade. I met him before the first Maroon 5 album came out. My wife’s parents are best friends with his grandparents and I spend Christmas with him every year. So we’ve known each other for a long time and always talked about doing something together but were...

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