Kevin Smith Inserts His Tusk into Genesis Rodriguez
Some weekend casting news has come in for Kevin Smith's new horror flick, Tusk, as he has found his female lead in The Last Stand's Genesis Rodriguez. Read on for details.
According to Variety, Rodriguez (pictured) joins the previously announced Justin Long and Michael Parks.
The film is set to begin shooting in November, with a planned premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival on the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Clerks.
Financier and production company DEMAREST FILMS (Machete Kills, A Most Wanted Man) will underwrite and produce visionary director Kevin Smith's next film, the audacious and utterly terrifying Tusk.
Tusk, which commences principal photography in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 4, will star Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, A Case of You) and cult favorite Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained). Smith will direct his own script, which evolved from Episode 259 of his long-running podcast with Scott Mosier, the award-winning SModcast. Tusk's horror story follows a podcaster who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.
Demarest's Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will produce Tusk alongside Shannon McIntosh for Smith's SModcast Pictures banner. Demarest's David Greathouse and Jennifer Schwalbach are executive producers. SModCo's Jordan Monsanto and Chris Parkinson, the author of the hoax walrus ad, are associate producers.
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