Director Lucky McKee’s fifth feature film endeavor, Blood Money, never hit the festivals in the past year. It obviously did get some eyes looking among market buyers and ultimately landing the commitment of Saban Films.
This now brings us to the most recent trailer and poster and a limited theatrical and VoD release on October 13. John Cusack, proving ever useful in a role that demands some off-road roughing-it-up on cameras, stars opposite Willa Fitzgerald, Ellar Coltrane and Jacob Artist.
Sharp, quick-witted businessman Miller (Cusack) left everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money. All had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness. Three young friends happen upon the lost fortune, and a desperate and violent Miller will do anything to get his money back.
Frankly I could do with seeing Cusack in more action roles. He’s a genuine student and he’s no stranger to the genre which is delightful since I’d intially always known him as a rom-com-drama actor when I was younger. I personally hope future producers and directors work to flesh out more of him in this aspect.
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