Horror superfan Jay Baruchel – who regularly attends the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, is producing, directing, and starring in Random Acts of Violence, now shooting in Toronto, says THR.
The Cabin in the Woods’ Jesse Williams costars with Jordana Brewster, who you remember from Platinum Dunes’ remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (pictured below).
“The project that follows comic book creator Todd Walkley, played by Williams, who along with his girlfriend Kathy (Brewster), assistant Aurora (Wilson), and best friend Ezra, played by Baruchel, go on a road trip from Toronto to New York City for Comic-Con, only to face adversity along the way.”
The indie-horror road trip movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
The Elevation Pictures pic also stars Niamh Wilson (Maps to The Stars) and reteams Baruchel with longtime writing partner Jesse Chabot.
Baruchel is known for voice-starring in DreamWorks’ acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon movies and for his comedies, This Is the End on the big screen and the FXX comedy Man Seeking Woman.
Noah Segal and Randy Manis share producer credits on Random Acts of Violence, with Williams, Chabot, Ricky Tollman and Jonathan Bronfman executive producing.