Lucky McKee, one of my favorite directors and Angela Bettis, one of my favorite actresses, are teaming up once again with their next movie Roman. But this time there’s a twist! Lucky is writing and starring in the film, while Bettis will helm the pic, which also stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) and Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism of Emily Rose). Read on for more details on the flick…
“Fans of Lucky McKee’s unsettling psychochiller MAY will be pleased to know that the writer/director has paired once again with May herself, actress Angela Bettis, for a new digitally lensed feature titled ROMAN, currently shooting in Los Angeles. This time around, though, there’s a twist to the arrangement: Bettis is directing the film from McKee’s script, while the latter steps in front of the camera to play the title character, who might be best described as May’s more disturbed sibling. “It’s about a lonely guy who has nothing in his life except for looking out a window after work,” McKee tells FANGORIA. “He watches the same girl go by every day, but he never talks to her, until he meets her by chance. Unfortunately, he’s obsessed so much over her that things go horribly wrong.”
Kristen Bell, star of TV’s VERONICA MARS, and Jennifer Carpenter from the upcoming THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE round out the cast; both co-starred with Bettis in the Broadway revival of THE CRUCIBLE. Longtime McKee collaborator Kevin Ford handles cinematographer duties (“He’s a genius with digital,” McKee says), while Dean and Starr Jones, late of Tobe Hooper’s TOOLBOX MURDERS and MORTUARY, handle the special FX.”
Read more about the film and about Lucky here.