SXSW: Take A First Look At Fabulous Poster Art For THE MULE
And now a couple months later we're in to SXSW and Whannell is pushing his personal envelope again as co-writer and co-star of The Mule, a dark comedy written by Whannell with prolific actor turned director Angus Sampson (you know him as ghost hunter Tucker in the Insidious films) with Hugo Weaving in the lead.
SXSW presents a compelling lineup this year with the Midnight lineup providing a cornucopia of hotly anticipated titles for genre hounds. But mark my words ... I think this is going to be a year where we see some genre oriented breakout sleeper titles make as big a splash out of other sections as anything in Midnight. And I expect The Mule and New Zealand effort Housebound to lead that particular charge. Should be a fun year.It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, 'the Mule' makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a 'human time-bomb'; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events, THE MULE is directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, with a darkly comic screenplay by Sampson, Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), and Jaime Browne. The film stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with an ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble. Sales are handled by Paradigm and eOne Films International.