Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Gil Bellows (Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Grimm) and Michael Eklund (pictured; The Divide, See No Evil 2, Watchmen, The Call) have signed on to star in the upcoming indie crime-thriller, Dead Draw.
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 is set to begin in mid-January of 2014 in Chicago and Southern Illinois.