Exclusive Casting News A ‘Dead Draw’


Slaine (above; The Town, Gone Baby Gone) and Brit Shaw (below; Nashville, Masters of Sex) and have signed up to jump aboard Dead Draw, a crime-thriller set to release in 2015, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned.

Slaine and Shaw accompany Gil Bellows (Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal) Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Grimm), and Michael Eklund (The Divide, See No Evil 2, The Call) to round out the cast.

Written and directed by Brian Klemesrud, the film is being produced by Klemesrud’s Rocket3 Productions, and Faust Checho’s (Proxy, The Fields) FSC Productions. Klemesrud has served as Creative Director on over 200 commercials and Director on over a dozen shorts. This will be his feature directorial debut. Seasoned cinematographer Jim Timperman (Proxy, Scalene, Mr. Blue Sky) is signed on to D.P the film.

It’s the grab of a lifetime; get in, get out, get clean. Simple plan, perfectly executed. Harrison (Bellows), Mack (Eklund), Dallas, and Jones are career criminals with one particular area of expertise, grand larceny. They’re on their way to an early retirement, or so they thought. Truth is they’ve been burned, back-stabbed, betrayed. Paranoia runs rampant, fingers are pointed, guns are drawn, and best friends become enemies.

Dead Draw is a character-driven crime story about desperation and dysfunction of a band of brothers gone awry.

Principal Photography begins shortly in Chicago and Southern Illinois.