The Scribbler, another graphic novel adaptation that we told you about in early March, begins production this week in downtown Los Angeles, and we have casting details along with the film’s synopsis.
From the Press Release:
Katie Cassidy (pictured right; “Supernatural”, A Nightmare on Elm Street) will topline as the title character in the mind-bending thriller feature The Scribbler. Starring alongside Cassidy will be Garret Dillahunt (Burning Bright, The Last House on the Left), Michelle Trachtenberg (“Weeds”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Eliza Dushku (Wrong Turn, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), Michael Imperioli (The Lovely Bones), Billy Campbell (“The Killing”), and Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience). Rounding out the supporting cast are Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”), and T.V. Carpio (Limitless). John Suits is directing.
The Scribbler concerns Suki (Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn”, an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured”, she’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?
Daniel Schaffer adapted the screenplay from his own graphic novel, which Image Comics originally published in 2006 and is going to be re-released by First Comics in conjunction with the film’s opening.
The Scribbler is the first of four films in a co-production between New Artist Alliance, an Encino, California-based production company specializing in low-budget films, and Caliber Media, a management/production firm. NAA founder Gabriel Cowan will produce alongside NightSky Productions’ Ken F. Levin. Caliber’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will executive produce the film alongside NAA’s Kerry Johnson and David Groom.
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