First up, the casting. Christian McKay has now signed on as the film's fourth cast member, joining Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, and Rob Lowe. If McKay isn't a name you recognize instantly, he was in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles and is appearing in Woody Allen's upcoming You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Honestly, I'd be interested in this film based on the casting alone.
Pellington is also giving audiences their first look at what the film might be like -- might, because it doesn't begin filming until next month -- with a nearly five minute long clip featuring a disheveled Thomas Jane monologue intercut with scenes of nature. The clip is somber and the rest of the film sounds equally bleak. It's said to focus on the "pain of the modern male psyche" as it "follows four college friends now in their forties who find themselves immersed in various stages and types of mid-life crises."
Pellington said, "I am 48 and found a dearth of films that speak to my life experience. Where is my generation's version of Cassavetes' Husbands?" Good question. Maybe this will be it. The director, who has shot both music videos and thrillers like Arlington Road is looking to make this feature for a measly $1 million bucks, which wouldn't pay one of his four leads' salaries in a normal production.
Check out the clip after the jump then weigh in with your thoughts below.
[via The Playlist]