The first trailer has been released for an extremely weird looking film called Director's Cut, which stars Penn Jillette as a crazy Hollywood-obsessed who stalks and kidnaps his favorite actress. Not only does Jillette star in the film, but he also wrote it and it just looks completely bat-shit crazy. The movie was directed by Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, The Last Movie Star) and this is what he had to say about the plot:
"Director’s Cut is a movie about a film-obsessed stalker who is played by Penn Jillette and is fixated on his favorite actress, Missi Pyle. He gains access to the set of her current film by contributing to that movie’s crowdfunding campaign. Once on set, he kidnaps her, steals all of the footage from the film, and, in his dungeon-movie studio, he films additional scenes of the movie, casting himself opposite his captive leading lady as the romantic hero. He takes footage from the real film and footage from his amateur production, and cuts them all together into his version of a director’s cut."
When previously talking about the film, he said:
"It’s a very, very weird film and has scared off distributors from day one. So, that’s why it’s just such a fantastic twist of fate that Dread Central and Epic Pictures teamed up to create Dread Central Presents at the perfect time for this movie. They are not at all afraid of how hard of a movie this is to sell. They are embracing that this is a tough sell because they think that that’s part of the fun of creating a brand. So, more power to them for rolling the dice and taking on our crazy little film."
Jillette went on to explain that they went out and made the movie they intended to make with no compromises:
"Adam did a fabulous job, and because there was no studio, there was absolutely no compromise. We made exactly the movie we wanted to make. We did the Slamdance Festival and it did really well and it played a few other places. [Then] we ended up in the situation where we went back and tried to sell it to the very group of people that turned it down before. But finally a company came to us that loves the movie and wants to put it out."
As you'll see in the trailer, it certainly looks insane! The movie also stars Missi Pyle, Harry Hamlin, and Lin Shaye.
We can also tell you that Director’s Cut is being released in select theaters on May 10th and 11th, and on VOD and Blu-Ray/DVD combo on May 29.