The Texas-set neo-noir formerly known as We Gotta Get Out Of This Place has ponied up its first trailer as Starz Digital ramps up for a November 14 release. Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), Mackenzie Davis (Halt And Catch Fire) and Logan Huffman (V) star in Bad Turn Worse as small-town youngsters who blow stolen cash on a weekend of partying. Unfortunately, the sociopath they stole from (Lost‘s Mark Pellegrino) answers to an even scarier boss (William Devane), whose riches the kids are forced to heist in order to repay their debt.
Zeke and Simon Hawkins directed from a script by Dutch Southern and shot the pic on location in Texas cotton country. After it debuted at TIFF 2013, Starz acquired U.S. and Canada rights and set a limited theatrical/digital release plan. That strategy might work out well for Starz; between the film’s festival premiere and now, more indies are going after those multiplatform dollars and the film’s stars have blown up on TV, including White, who stars on Showtime’s Shameless, and Davism who earned notice this summer on AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire. “I hope this can become a Red Rock West kind of film, where a kid coming up 20 years from now says they saw it and it inspired them to become a filmmaker,” producer Brian Udovich told Deadline. He and partner Justin Duprie produced Bad Turn Worse for their Rough & Tumble Films banner.
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