Samira Wiley & Michael Potts Head Ensemble Cast For ’37’, Drama Inspired By Kitty Genovese Murder
The ensemble cast is set for 37, a film inspired by the horrific 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese and a group of neighbors who witnessed the attack and did nothing as she screamed for help. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Puk Grasten, 37 stars Samira Wiley, Michael Potts, Christina Brucato, Jamie Harrold. Maria Dizzia, Evan Fine, Thomas Kopache, Sophia Lillis, Lucy Martin and Adrian Martinez. Asger Hussain and Yaron Schwartzman of Game 7 Films are producing, Regner Grasten and Tove Grasten of Regner Grasten Film are exec producing. The film is co-funded by New Danish Screen, the new talent section under The Danish Film Institute.
37 examines the lives of a group of families living in the Kew Gardens area of Queens, New York in the 1960s who witness the murder of 28-year-old Genovese (Brucato) and do not intervene. 37 is an expansion on the short film by Tisch alum Puk Grasten, which premiered at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival.
Wiley is repped by Innovative Artists; Potts is repped by Blue Ridge Entertainment; Brucato is repped by CESD and Robyn Bluestone; Harrold is repped by Gersh; Dizzia is represented by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment; Fine is repped Don Buchwald & Associates; Kopache is repped by Stewart Talent and Darlene Kaplan Entertainment; Lillis is repped by Abrams Artists; Martin is repped by BRS-Gage; and Martinez is repped by Phoenix Artists.