Michael Polish (TWIN FALLS IDAHO, NORTHFORK) has attached himself to direct.
Evan Rachel Wood is in talks to star as the lead character, a female trucker named “RAINBEAUX”
18 WHEEL BUTTERFLY by Christian Divine is a colorful road movie. An adorable gear-grindin’ female trucker is accused of a crime that she did not commit and must outrace the law, brother truckers, feds and bounty hunters in the in the Texas bubble gum, redneck chic summer of 1977.
Compared to a throwback to SMOKEY & THE BANDIT, CONVOY, SUGERLAND EXPRESS, THELMA & LOUISE.
18 WHEEL BUTTERFLY will be produced by Aaron Magnani under his Water Bear/Aaron Magnani Productions Banner along with A Polish Brothers Construction.
Magnani and producers are currently seeking financing.
Michael Polish directed and recently released, FOR LOVERS ONLY, and the upcoming BIG SUR based on 1962 novel by Jack Kerouac.
Wood will be seen in the upcoming, “A Case of You” with Vince Vaughn and “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” with Shia LaBeouf.
Magnani is also producing the Karyn Kusama-directed indie, THE RUT staring Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Liotta and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Divine’s credits include the video game DEUS EX and various magazines such as
Salon and Creative Screenwriting.
Polish is repped by Oren Segal at MPE and CAA. Evan Rachel Wood and the Magnani controlled project is also repped by CAA.