Hot female cast in “THE SCRIBBLER”; distribution news, Imperioli comments
New Artists Alliance, the company behind CHEAP THRILLS and BAD MILO!, has just landed a distributor for its psychological sci-fi thriller THE SCRIBBLER, which boasts quite an attractive ensemble. Read on for the info, and a few words from co-star Michael Imperioli.
XLrator Media has announced that it has picked up North American distribution rights to THE SCRIBBLER, with theatrical release planned for fall 2014. Directed by John Suits and scripted by Daniel Schaffer from his own 2006 graphic novel, the film stars Katie Cassidy as Suki, a young woman suffering from multiple personalities. An experimental treatment called “The Siamese Burn” promises to eliminate those identities, but as she gets close to being “cured,” she’s haunted by a thought: What if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her? The cast also includes Cassidy’s BLACK CHRISTMAS co-star Michelle Trachtenberg, WRONG TURN’s Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt, Billy Campbell and Michael Imperioli. “New Artists Alliance have pulled off a remarkable adaptation,” Schaffer says, “staying true to the themes of the graphic novel while adding a wealth of visual treats I never even thought of. Fans of the book won’t be disappointed. Fans of Katie Cassidy may actually pee themselves when they get a load of her performance as Suki.”
While promoting Spike Lee’s OLDBOY (which also derived from an illustrated source) recently, Imperioli spoke briefly to Fango about THE SCRIBBLER. “I play a detective who’s interrogating the lead girl, trying to figure out what her story is,” he says. “It’s a very weird story with an interesting cast—a lot of females, so it’s pretty cool. I think the filmmakers were really going for a very graphic-novel-type look.” Keep your eyes here for release updates.