Why the drama? Dane Cook’s a changeup comedian
Arlington native Dane Cook’s latest movie, “Answers to Nothing,’’ opened on Friday, marking the latest dramatic turn for the comic-turned-actor. He’s had other serious roles (see 2007’s “Mr. Brooks’’) but in the new ensemble film directed by Matthew Leutwyler, Cook carries leading-man responsibilities within a collection of Los Angeles-based stories that intersect along the lines of “Crash.’’ In “Answers to Nothing,’’ Cook plays a cheating husband and therapist whose wife is involved in a missing child case. We spoke with him last week by phone.