Exclusive: The Walking Dead and Transformers Stars Get Emotional in This Clip from The Show

Coming this Friday, September 15th, to theaters and OnDemand is The Show, a film about a reality show where people knowingly and willingly commit suicide. By taking their lives, they are “winning” prize money that is given to their family, thereby ensuring that they are taken care of. A sickening premise, to be certain, but haven’t we already seen something similar in The Running Man, Battle Royale, and The Hunger Games?

To give you a taste of the film, we’ve got an exclusive clip below, which introduces us to two of the main characters and reveals the emotional difficulty of this new program.

In the clip, Adam (Josh Duhamel) speaks with his sister Karina, played by “The Walking Dead” star Sarah Wayne Callies, where he tries to help her get her life together. However, the tables turn when she calls him and his job out, pointing out that his offerings are tantamount to “blood money”. It’s an emotional scene that I’m guessing will serve as a turning point in the story, one where Adam will have to face the horrors of his “show”.

Directed by Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), who also stars, The Show was written by Noah Pink and Kenny Yakkel. It stars Josh Duhamel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Famke Janssen, James Franco, and Caitlin FitzGerald.

Synopsis:
Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen, and Giancarlo Esposito highlight this pulse-pounding thriller about a reality show that exploits the on-camera deaths of its players — on live TV. After a dating show ends in violence, its host Adam Rogers (Duhamel) and a ratings-hungry network exec (Janssen) launch a terrifying new program that promises fresh kills every week. The tension mounts as a kindhearted janitor (Esposito) joins the deadly program, hoping to help his struggling family survive…at any cost.

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