Today marked the first day of shooting for Jovanka Vuckovic‘s Riot Girls with Screen Daily reporting that the XX director’s cast and plot details. The alternate 1995 setting will be inhabited by Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Richard Says Goodbye).
“The film is set four years after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘East side’, made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘West side’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by Jeremy, a brutal dictator.
When Jack, an eastsider, is forced to kill two westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat, and her best friend, Scratch, must cross into dangerous territory if they have any hope of saving him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage.”
With several award-winning shorts and my favorite segment from the anthology, it’s great to a fresh project on the boil for Vuckovic. You can follow the project on the movie’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.