The official log line for Kevin Smith’s upcoming foray into horror, Red State, has come across our desks so we figured that we’d share it with you. We’re good like that.
“In the film a group of kids encounter a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘extreme fundamentalism.'”
Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, and character actor Michael Parks have all been attached to star. Shooting begins this August in Los Angeles.
Red State is said to be inspired by a true case of terrifying extremism taking place in Topeka, Kansas. Specifically the Westboro Baptist Church.
Those who follow the news closely may be aware of the church, which is run by a man named Fred Phelps. He and his followers believe that homosexuality is the root cause of almost every single problem in American history. Ironic that it’s really only in America that such a person would be able to freely express his admittedly idiotic and close-minded viewpoint and gain national attention because of it.
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