Passion Play

(2011)

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Lynch Talks ‘Passion Play’

Actress Kelly Lynch broke onto the scene in the 1980s with a string of roles in successful movies such as Bright Lights, Big City, Cocktail, Road House, and Drugstore Cowboy. In the 1990s she continued to work steadily and married screenwriter Mitch Glazer. This year, the actress played two roles in her husband's new movie Passion Play, as an actress and the woman who inspired the film.

Passion Play stars Mickey Rourke as Nate Poole, a jazz musician who goes on the run from a gangster (Bill Murray) and discovers a traveling circus where he meets a young woman (Megan Fox) who happens to have giant bird wings growing out of her back. Passion Play will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 31, and I recently had the chance to speak with Kelly Lynch about her role in this new drama, which she describes as, "a blonde version of Snooki." Here's what she had to say.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Magic City’ Adds Olga Kurylenko and Danny Huston

I recently had the chance to speak with writer-director Mitch Glazer about his feature directorial debut, Passion Play which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 31. We also talked about the new TV series he created for Starz entitled Magic City, which we first reported on back in December. Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Steven Strait have already been announced to star, but Mitch Glazer told us that Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston, and Seymour Cassel have also joined the cast. Take a look at an excerpt from my exclusive interview below, where Mitch Glazer also discusses the story line of Magic City.

Can you talk at all about the new TV series you wrote, Magic City? Do you have any updates on that?

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EXCLUSIVE: Mitch Glazer Talks ‘Passion Play’

Screenwriter Mitch Glazer has forged an impressive career, with such diverse titles under his belt such as Scrooged, Great Expectations, and The Recruit. Like most writers, though, Mitch Glazer has also wanted to direct, and he finally makes his directorial debut with the drama Passion Play, a project which has been in the making for the past 20 years.

Mitch Glazer originally wanted his wife Kelly Lynch to star as Lily, a circus performer who has large bird wings growing out of her back, along with his lifelong friend Mickey Rourke. When the studios wanted a different take on the script, Mitch Glazer didn't give into their demands and stowed it away for years until the time was right for him to make his directorial debut. Mickey Rourke stars as Nate Poole, a jazz musician who flees from a mobster (Bill Murray) when he finds a traveling circus and the lovely winged woman Lily, portrayed by Megan Fox.

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‘Passion Play’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrives May 31st

On May 31, Image Entertainment introduces Passion Play, a daring, seductive thriller that spans from film noir's shadowy depths to the bright hope of redemption. Written and directed by Mitch Glazer (screenwriter of The Recruit) in his directorial debut, the film boasts a heavenly cast including Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Academy-Award nominee Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch and former UFC sensation Chuck Liddell. Coming off limited theatrical releases in New York and Los Angeles, Passion Play will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97. The title is also available via digital download.

Nate Poole (Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Bill Murray, Lost In Translation, Get Low). While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival's prized attraction, Lily "The Bird Woman" (Megan Fox, Transformers). But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer Sam (Rhys Ifans, Notting Hill). The two flee across the desert, but towards...what? Their destruction? Their salvation?

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‘Passion Play’ Trailer

The first trailer has arrived for the upcoming indie drama Passion Play, which arrives in theaters on May 6. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse at this drama starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, and Rhys Ifans.

Nate Poole (Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Bill Murray, Lost In Translation). While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival's prized attraction, Lily "The Bird Woman" (Megan Fox, Transformers). But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer (Rhys Ifans, Notting Hill). The two flee across the desert, but towards... what? Their destruction? Their salvation?

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‘Passion Play’ Poster

The first poster has been released for the upcoming drama Passion Play, which will be released in theaters on May 6 by Image Entertainment. Take a look at this new one-sheet below, which features stars Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke, and Bill Murray.

Nate Poole (Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Bill Murray, Lost In Translation). While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival's prized attraction, Lily "The Bird Woman" (Megan Fox, Transformers). But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer (Rhys Ifans, Notting Hill). The two flee across the desert, but towards... what? Their destruction? Their salvation?

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‘Passion Play’ Coming to Theaters in May

Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox star in this drama about a jazz musician who takes refuge from a gangster in a travelling carnival.

‘Passion Play’ Picked Up by Image Entertainment

Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox star in project about jazz trumpeter.