Broad Green Pictures (BGP) together with filmscience announced today that Patrick Stewart has been added to the cast of Green Room. BGP is producing and financing the film and plans to release the movie in 2015. The film is written by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), who will also direct. Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp of filmscience will produce the film along with BGP's Victor Moyers. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures and Vincent Savino of filmscience will be executive producing the project.
Principal photography began this month in and around Portland, OR.
Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Rounding out the cast is Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier's Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.
In the crime thriller Green Room, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.
Last seen reprising his iconic role in the summer blockbuster, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Patrick Stewart next stars opposite Matthew Lillard and Carla Gugino in IFC's Match, written and directed by Stephen Belber, which opens January 14. Also in January, Patrick Stewart begins shooting the title role in the MRC / Starz comedy series, Blunt Talk, executive produced by Jonathan Ames and Seth MacFarlane, with Patrick Stewart also serving as a producer. Patrick Stewart is represented by ICM Partners; Anonymous Content; Independent Talent; Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman & Cook; and ID PR.