We’re starting the week off with an exclusive! Earlier this year, I got to go to the New York premiere of The Backseat starring Chris Bellant. While in New York I was able to talk to Bellant and get to know him a little more and hear about some of his future projects. One of those projects is Loserville.
He will be in L.A. for a few months for the stage play The Optimist, which currently has a kickstarter running right now, so click on the link and check it out. We will also be having Bellant on SSWL some time soon, so be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and look out for that. Today, however, we have the press release for his upcoming film:
Chris Bellant and Chris Riggi will star in “Loserville”. The film was written by Sonny Lee (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “2 Broke Girls”). Isaac Loftus and Bellant also co-wrote the script, and Bellant will produce with Vicki McCarty of Covington International. Production will begin in August 2014. Chris Modoono (“Drinking Buddies”) will direct. Barney Oldfield (NBC’s “CTRL”) and Amanda Muller (“Fairfield”) will serve as co-producers.
Riggi is best known for his work on “Gossip Girl”, and has recently been seen in “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Adult World”, with John Cusack and Emma Roberts. Riggi starred as Jacob White in Fox’s “Vampires Suck”. He recently wrapped production on MTV’s new pilot “Eye Candy”, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Victoria Justice. He also starred in “Fairfield” alongside Bellant and Juliet Landau.
Bellant appears in the Warner Bros. thriller “Into the Storm” in theaters next summer. He recently wrapped “Fairfield” alongside Juliet Landau and the indie feature “Living with the Dead”. His film “The Backseat” is currently playing at festivals, and he can also be seen on A&E’s new series “Those Who Kill”, premiering this spring. Onstage, he has appeared Off Broadway in “Unhealthy”, and “Snow Angel” by David Lindsy-Abaire. In “Loserville”, he will play Chuck Macdonald, the film’s protagonist.
Chuck is an average teenager: struggling to find his place, unable to talk to girls, and forced to escape into his own fantasy world. He’s been in love with Melissa Mercer, the most popular girl in school, for as long as he can remember. One day he goes over to Melissa’s house, finally working up the courage to profess his undying love for her, when he sees Melissa’s sister, Mary Mercer, attempting to commit suicide. After saving her, Chuck convinces Mary to give him one week to change her life. He soon finds that saving someone else can be difficult when you can barely take care of yourself. Will a week be enough time to save Mary?
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