Dark Sky Films today announced that Bitter Feast, the first movie in its new production-distribution arrangement with Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. In the film James LeGros plays a New York Chef and TV cooking personality, who takes culinary revenge on the food critic (Josh Leonard), who recently savaged his restaurant in a review. Chef Mario Batali plays the owner of the restaurant. Check out new info and stills below.
BITTER FEAST, a cunning suspense tale about a vengeful TV chef, was written and directed by Joe Maggio, creator of the acclaimed indies Virgil Bliss and Paper Covers Rock. Larry Fessenden’s many works as producer or director include Wendigo and I Sell the Dead and the award-winning drama Wendy and Lucy. BITTER FEAST is the first release in a multi-film production agreement between Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films, the horror subsidiary of the MPI Media Group.
James LeGros (Zodiac, The Last Winter) stars in BITTER FEAST as Peter Grey, an overzealous television chef. When notoriously snarky food blogger J.T. Franks (Joshua Leonard of Humpday and The Blair Witch Project) writes a particularly nasty review of Grey’s food, it pushes the temperamental chef over the edge. He kidnaps the writer and keeps him chained up in a basement, where he presents him with a serious of deceptively simple food challenges – from preparing a perfect egg over easy to grilling a steak precisely medium rare – then punishes him sadistically for anything less than perfection.
Larry Fessenden and renowned Chef Mario Batali also star in this tense thrill ride, which is served up with wicked wit and culinary flair.
Upcoming titles on the Dark Sky/Glass Eye slate include Stake Land, a horror film from Mulberry Street creators Jim Mickle and Nick Damici and starring Danielle Harris and Kelly McGillis; the sci-fi shocker Hypothermia, from James Felix McKenney (Automatons) and starring Michael Rooker and Blanche Baker; and The Innkeepers, Ti West’s follow up to the critically acclaimed The House of the Devil.
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