John Cusack and Christina Ricci to Star in ‘Distorted’ Thriller
A new thriller with a trio of stars
This week Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and Invico Capitol, officially announced that Christina Ricci (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”), John Cusack (“Love and Mercy”), and Brendan Fletcher (“The Revenant”) will star in a new thriller called “Distorted”. The film will be directed by Rob W. King from a script written by Arne Olsen. Production is set to begin on May 28th in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia.
The film stars Christina Ricci as Lauren Curran, an artist who suffers from bi-polar disorder and who is recovering from a devastating personal tragedy—the loss of a child. Plagued by disturbing memories and fears for her own safety, Lauren and her devoted husband Russel (Brendan Fletcher) decide to move from a perilous neighborhood, to the luxurious, safe and beautiful surroundings of The Pinnacle, an apartment building that boasts ultra modern design features and integrated security systems. But Lauren begins to suspect the building has a dark side to it. She seeks the help of Vernon Sarsfield (John Cusack), a phantom-like investigative journalist whose interest is cyber conspiracy. Together, they begin to suspect The Pinnacle’s mysterious owner may be using the building’s state-of-the-art control systems to subliminally subjugate its unsuspecting residents.
“Christina, John and Brendan bring incredible talent to this project,” says Kevin DeWalt, Producer and CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment. “We’re honored to work with such a high caliber of actors and can’t wait for fans to join our characters on this mind-bending story.”
King recently directed THE HUMANITY BUREAU, a sci-fi thriller starring Nicolas Cage. He also wrote and directed the four-part Netflix original series, “Tokyo Trial” (Marcel Hensema, Irrfan Khan), now streaming worldwide.
Voltage Pictures will handle international rights for DISTORTED, with Minds Eye International managing domestic and Canadian rights. Executive Producers include Guy Griffithe, Allison Taylor, Jason Brooks, Darren Benning, Frank White, Nicolas Chartier. Kevin DeWalt and Danielle Masters will Produce, with Andrew Holmes and Ben DeWalt Co-Producing.
Feature film production on DISTORTED will be made in multiple formats including BARCO Escape and Virtual Reality and is made possible through the Creative Saskatchewan Screen-Based Media Production Grant Program, with the participation of the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit and Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
Ricci is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and attorney Melanie Cook of Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Cusack is repped by ICM Partners, attorneys Steve Burkow and Ben Rubinfeld of Ziffren Brittenham LLP and Howard Denenberg of Much Shelist PC. Fletcher is repped by Tyman Stewart of The Characters Talent Agency and Ben Levine at LINK Management. King is repped by Linda Saint of The Saint Agency.