The Duplass Brothers Brandish a Pitchfork

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Though many revere the directing duo of Mark and Jay Duplass for their well-received black comedy Cyrus from last summer, we dig them for Baghead, the little quasi-horror flick that put them on the map. Now the brothers are returning to our genre for a little revenge.

The Duplass Brothers Brandish a PitchforkAccording to the L.A. Times the writer-directors have penned a new script that has been making the rounds in the past few days to Hollywood studios, say two people who’ve gotten a look at the script but asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about it.

Titled Pitchfork, it’s a dramatic thriller about the middle-aged mother of an indie rocker who, after her son is killed in a car accident, seeks vengeance on an online blogger who had peddled snark about her son (on the music site Pitchfork, hence one of the title’s entendres). Things take a turn, though, when she finds out the snarker is just a teenager.

The film contains a juicy role for the mother (Susan Sarandon is one of the actresses who’s being sought for the part) as well as the teen blogger, with Jonah Hill having discussed it with the filmmakers, said a person familiar with the pitch.

More on this as it comes.

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