EXCLUSIVE: Production has just gotten underway on 3 Nights In The Desert, a drama that stars Amber Tamblyn, Wes Bentley and Boardwalk Empire‘s Vincent Piazza. Gabriel Cowan is directing the Adam Chanzit script in a co-production between New Artists Alliance and Caliber Media Company. Tamblyn, Bentley and Piazza play three estranged friends and former bandmates who reunite to celebrate turning 30. They come together for a weekend in the desert and expose unresolved wounds as they struggle with who they have become and what might have been had they done things differently.
Chanzit, who moved to China to live with Daoists, based the tale on his travels. Cowan has the musical experience from his days as a member of the bands Lode and Ear Two Thousand. Cowan’s producing with his New Artists Alliance partner John Suits, and Caliber’s Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier are the executive producers alongside Kerry Johnson, Jon Wagner and Eric Sherman. New Artists recently completed the thriller Extracted, which Cowan and his partner co-wrote, while Caliber recently wrapped the Jessica Goldberg-directed Refuge. 3 Nights In The Desert is the second collaboration between New Artists and Caliber, which wrapped Static. Tamblyn’s repped by WME and Hyler Management, Bentley by WME and Untitled and Piazza by Gersh.