Welcome to the Rileys premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and it wasn't that bad of a film. This is the movie where Twilight's Kristen Stewart plays a prostitute/stripper. This movie is going show off another side of Stewart in hopes that people will take her seriously as an actress. Who would of thought you had to play a whore to get some respect? Oh wait, this is Hollywood.
The movie was directed by music video director Jake Scott, whose directed some classic music videos such as REM’s Everybody Hurts, Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees, The Cranberries’ When You’re Gone, as well as videos for Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, Live, Blind Melon, The Strokes, The Verve, U2 and more. Oh yeah! I almost forgot... he's also the son of filmmaker Ridley Scott! So he had a great freakin teacher.
The film was written by Ken Hixon who wrote City by the Sea and Inventing the Abbotts. The story follows a damaged man on a business trip to New Orleans who is seeking salvation by caring for a wayward young woman, after the death of his child and problems with his wife. The movie stars James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo.
Check out the first official trailer for the film below and let us know what ay think.