A serious roll call of movie stars to include Hawaiian native actor Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves and Giovanni Ribisi as well as an introductory role by star Suki Waterhouse, star in The Bad Batch, to be released this June 2017.
The Bad Batch — described as a ‘dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland set in a community of cannibals — is a follow up to writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour‘s 2014 vampire-themed film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
The Bad Batch, produced through Annapurna Pictures and VICE began filming in Los Angeles in April of 2015 and will release this summer after multiple screenings at such venues as the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2016 and its American premiere at the Fantastic Festin the U.S. this coming September.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, director Amirpour said, “The Bad Batch is truly a cinematic experience, which needs to be seen on the big screen. It just won’t be the same on a small scale and I’m excited to release it with Screen Media, who totally gets that.”
In addition to Jason Momoa’s appearance, VICELAND Networks have been a force to recognize over the past year regarding the support of indigenous voices in film and media. Most recently, VICELAND worked with Indigenous director Michelle Latimer to create RISE, a nine episode series outlining the indigenous resistance across Indian country.
Metacritic has scored the film with a 65 out of 100 with generally favorable reviews.
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