Slater, Dorff, Bentley and Maberly in Rites of Passage

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Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly will star in independent thriller Rites of Passage, which will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff (Point Break, Patriot Games).

Written by Iliff, the film “centers on an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family’s abandoned ranch — where his brother (Slater) lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals.”

Production starts this week on the film.