Cerebral trailer for I MELT WITH YOU; Christian McKay joins cast
As if from no where, the micro-budget project known as I MELT WITH YOU by Mark Pellington is grabbing our attention. The project snagged Jeremy Piven and Thomas Jane as leading men, soon followed by Rob Lowe. Now, we have our first trailer and, if I'm not mistaken, our first real look at the project at all.
After the trailer, we'll have details on the film straight from Thomas Jane (courtesy of Film School Rejects), but for now, check out what the director has to say:
“I am 48 and found a dearth of of films that speak to my life experience,” Pellington said. “Where is my generation’s version of Cassavetes’ Husbands? It is hard to get anything idiosyncratic made for a budget. I have been shooting music videos on small cameras at low cost and wanted to apply it to a film. This is about four guys and deals with mortality, aging and friendship. It is very dark and very low budget. I have nothing against the larger budget movies I have made. I just want to make movies and doing it this way improves my chances.”
Definitely intriguing. Check out the trailer after the break. With a run time of 4:50, it's an intense ride. Paired with some more details after the break, the trailer offers a fairly good look at what we should expect from the film, in both plot and style. BE WARNED! Details after the trailer can be considered "spoilerish." Proceed with caution.
I'm glad to see these actors doing something that really takes advantage of their talents. Thomas Jane is most commonly seen on his HBO show Hung, with Piven on the same network with Entourage. Even Rob Lowe was most recently seen on with appearances on Parks and Recreation and Brothers and Sisters. Now, they've joined forces for what could be quite the experience. Christian McKay, the most recent addition to cast, is most commonly known for his portrayal of Orson Welles in ME AND ORSON WELLES. McKay is also starring in Woody Allen's upcoming YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER, but this is one of the bigger projects we've seen him in.
Four friends gather every year to celebrate their friendship. This year they are unexpectedly forced to confront a forgotten promise they made twenty-five years earlier. As they examine choices they've made as men they realize that like so many of us, what they said they would do with their lives and what they have done are entirely different. This is a dark film about men.
. Now knowing that, the trailer makes a good deal more sense and definitely increases my interest in the film. The film starts shooting in August. Fingers crossed for more of the same.