Director Harmony Korine said during a live Q&A after the film's SXSW premiere that he got the idea for Zac Efron's facial hair while staring at a panini sandwich.
The first film with Martin Lawrence in 8 years since Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011).
According to director Harmony Korine, some cinemas in Los Angeles have agreed to show the movie while spreading curls of marijuana (smoke).
Gary Oldman turned down the lead role before the role was offered to Matthew McConaughey.
The little girl on the 'Dolphin Tour' boat is played by writer/director Harmony Korine's daughter.
This is the second Harmony Korine movie to star an actor from High School Musical; the first was Spring Breakers, starring Vanessa Hudgens, and The Beach Bum stars Zac Efron.
This film will reunite Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill after The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).