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Mumblecore Legends Load ‘Pitchfork’ for Revenge

One of my favorite films at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival was Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass‘ mumblecore horror flick Baghead. While the duo have stayed mostly in the their micro-genre (Mark stars in the hilarious TV series “The League” and last year their first mainstream flick, Cyrus, was well received), the brothers are reuniting for a revenge thriller entitled Pitchfork.

The LA Times reports that Pitchfork is a dramatic thriller about the middle-aged mother of an indie rocker who, after her son is killed in a car accident, seeks vengeance on an online blogger who had peddled snark about her son (on the music site Pitchfork, hence one of the title’s entendres). Things take a turn, though, when she finds out the snarker is just a teenager.

The film contains a juicy role for the mother (Susan Sarandon is one of the actresses who’s being sought for the part) as well as the teen blogger, with Jonah Hill having discussed it with the filmmakers (he starred in Cyrus).

Whatever comes of this, consider me excited.


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