Tribeca Film has extended its relationship with multi-hyphenate Alex Karpovsky, acquiring North American rights to Rubberneck, a film he co-wrote, directed, and starred in, and plans to release it in February 2013. Read on for more details and a new still.
Tribeca Film’s release plans include select theatrical screenings and offering the film on demand in more than 40 million homes in the U.S. and Canada through a variety of video-on-demand offerings as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube.
Rubberneck had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and has had a robust showing at festivals internationally thereafter. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, Rubberneck, co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong. It co-stars Jaime Ray Newman and Dennis Staroselsky and was produced by Michael Bowes, Garth Donovan, and Adam Roffman.
Karpovsky is one of the stars of the smash HBO series “Girls” and has appeared in films such as Tiny Furniture, Sleepwalk With Me, and Beeswax. As a writer-director, his prior films include Woodpecker and The Hole Story.
“Alex Karpovsky is a rare talent, and we are delighted to be working with him and establishing a connection through the release of [this film],” said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “[It…shows] Alex’s uniquely perceptive voice.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Tribeca Films on [Rubberneck],” Karpovsky said. “Their enthusiasm and commitment is overwhelming, and we look forward to collaborating with their entire team in bringing [the film] to audiences everywhere.”
Paul Harris is a scientist at a small research facility on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with Danielle, an attractive and promiscuous co-worker, leaves him wanting more, his unreciprocated desires gradually mold into an acute infatuation over the following months. When Danielle takes interest in a new researcher at the laboratory, Paul’s suppressed resentments and perverse delusions finally become unhinged, triggering an horrific course of events that mercilessly engulf a tortured past and fugitive present. A slow-burning, character-driven psychosexual thriller, Rubberneck navigates through the binds of childhood, the underpinnings of obsessions, and our sadistic inability to look away.
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