For the past several weeks we’ve been talking about an upcoming feature adaptation of Alterna Comics’ The Chair with the filmmakers promising that casting news for the lead was forthcoming. Well, it has arrived along with one more update…
The latest additions are Noah Hathaway (Sushi Girl, Troll, Neverending Story) rounding out the prison guard crew as Alvarez and Brian Thompson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Fright Night Part 2, Star Trek: Enterprise) as the lead role of death row inmate Richard Sullivan.
Several other actors are in talks to fill out the cast, which is very close to being complete, so expect more soon!
Producer, co-writer (with Erin Kohut), and creator of the graphic novel Peter Simeti previously promised, “We are making a horror film that has as much ‘brains’ in it as it does ‘guts’.”
The adaptation is being directed by Chad Ferrin. Also appearing in the film are Bill Oberst, Jr., Eric Roberts, Naomi Grossman, Zach Galligan, Derrick Damions, Susan Eisenberg, Ezra Buzzington, Kyle Hester, Jacob Banser, Loren Lester, Timothy Muskatell, and Kin Shriner.
Related Story: See our The Chair news archive for side-by-side comparisons of most of the actors and their characters.
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The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan (Thompson), an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hand of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden (Oberst, Jr.), Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he matches the savagery and brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is forced to come face to face with his own sanity.
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