The darkly comedic thriller Wrong Reasons, executive produced by Kevin Smith, is set for a digital and physical media release in August
MVD Entertainment Group has picked up the North American distribution rights to the darkly comedic thriller Wrong Reasons, which was executive produced by and features Kevin Smith. The company is planning to give Wrong Reasons a digital, VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 15th.
Coming our way from AntiCurrent Productions, the film marks the feature writing and directorial debut of Josh Roush, who has been working for Smith’s company Smodco for the last decade. The story Roush crafted for his film begins as an ambiguously intentioned masked man kidnaps a drug addicted punk rock singer and triggers a police investigation headed by Detective Charles Dobsonas well as a media circus.
The punk rock singer is played by Liv Roush (Holidays), who also produced the film. James Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money) is the masked man and Ralph Garman (Ted) is Detective Dobsonas. Their co-stars include Teresa Ruiz (Narcos: Mexico City), Daniel Roebuck (The Munsters), Donita Sparks (Serial Mom), Harley Quinn Smith (Cruel Summer), John Enick (Walker), Darren Hayes (Going Dark), Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting), Matthew Passmore (The Glades), Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior), Kym Wilson (Flirting), David Koechner (Final Destination 5), and, as mentioned, Kevin Smith (Clerks). Since this is described as being a “punk rock feature”, we should also mention that the soundtrack features Tim Armstrong, Bi-Product, Black Flag, Channel 3, L7, The Unseen, The Wipers, and William Elliott Whitmore.
Kevin Smith provided the following statement to Deadline: “Few first films are as accomplished as Wrong Reasons. This punk rock thriller by Josh Roush reminded me of why I got into filmmaking in the first place, and seeing what he accomplished on a next-to-nothing budget even inspired me to go equally indie-as-f**k on my next feature.“
Wrong Reasons had its world premiere at Smith’s first annual Smodcastle Film Festival last fall.
The trailer for Wrong Reasons can be seen at the top of this article. Does this movie sound interesting to you, and will you be watching it when it’s released in August? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I will be checking it out for sure.