Indican Pictures has acquired Kill Me Deadly, a spoofy noir comedy based on playwright Bill Robens’ staged satire. Robens adapted the feature which was directed by Darrett Sanders and produced by the group behind the NOTE theater, which originally produced the play in 2009. The indie distributor plans an extremely on-the-nose April 1 theatrical release in the top five U.S. markets, Canada and the UK followed by a nationwide digital/VOD platform bow April 26.
Criminal Minds star Kirsten Vangsness reprises her role from the play and executive produces, bringing with her fellow CI castmates Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore to the story that follows gumshoe Charlie Nickels (Dean Lamont, also reprising his role) as he investigates a stolen diamond, seedy Vegas tycoons, slick crooners, murder, double and triple crosses and a never-to-be-trusted dame. Paul F. Tompkins, Lesley-Anne Down and Keith Allan co-star.
John Money, Robens and Dean Lemont of Opiate of the Masses Productions are producers.
Check out theatrical trailer above.