The feature adaptation of Alterna Comics’ The Chair is moving along nicely, and today we have another addition to the cast plus several new members of the crew that is being assembled for the film.
Tomas Boykin (Lazarus Rising, I Am) will portray Father Alexander, the priest who comes to read Richard Sullivan his last rites.
Joining the production team are stunt coordinator Paul Lacovara (Avengers, Godzilla, Thor), production designer Tim Eckel (“CSI,” “Veronica Mars,” Hellraiser 3), key grip Anthony Ragonese (Dead Man’s Curve, “Desperate Housewives”), hair stylist Lisa Meyers (Gangster Squad, “Without a Trace,” “Freaks and Geeks”), and iconic horror film composer Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street, Cujo).
Casting announcements for Mr. Bates (rumored to be Loren Lester but not yet official), Johnny the Janitor, and the Commanding Officer will be announced before the May 15th start date of the film’s Kickstarter fundraiser. Producer, co-writer (with Erin Kohut), and creator of the graphic novel Peter Simeti informs us that all three roles will be filled by some well known faces, adding further to the fan-favorite cast.
The adaptation is being directed by Chad Ferrin. Also appearing in the film are Bill Oberst, Jr., Eric Roberts, Brian Thompson, Noah Hathaway, Naomi Grossman, Zach Galligan, Derrick Damions, Susan Eisenberg, Ezra Buzzington, Kyle Hester, Jacob Banser, Timothy Muskatell, and Kin Shriner.
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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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