Dave Bautista Heads To BUSHWICK, Will Meet Jane Levy There, If He Survives
Here's the official description:
The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Levy) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.
As a sometimes-proud, sometimes-embarrassed citizen of the State of Texas, I will add: yes, I could believe some people in Texas might lead a secession movement. And, yes, I believe Jane Levy will make a very fine lead in the movie; I was a big fan of her work in the TV sitcom Suburgatory, which allowed her to display a good range, beyond what one might expect in a TV sitcom.
As for Bautista, I have no idea if he can act, really, but he displayed a good physical presence in Guardians of the Galaxy last year, and plays a (perhaps) key role in the upcoming SPECTRE, so we'll see what happens with him.
Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott came up with the story and will direct. They made Cooties, which I haven't seen yet, but it's received generally positive advance word; it releases in the U.S on September 18. Nick Damici and Graham Reznik wrote the screenplay; Damici is an actor (Late Phases) and writer (Cold in July), the latter of which features an extremely good script, so that's another good indicator for this movie.
[Full disclosure: ScreenAnarchy founder and editor Todd Brown is a partner in XYZ Films, which is producing Bushwick (with Bullet Pictures) and will be handling worldwide sales at the Toronto film festival. Mr. Brown was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.]
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