CS Video: Random Acts of Violence interview with Jay Baruchel!
ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with co-writer, director and star of the film adaptation of Random Acts of Violence to discuss its long road to making it to the screen, Shudder release and more! Click here to rent or purchase the social horror-thriller!
Based on the graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Random Acts of Violence follows the story of comic book creator Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), along with his girlfriend, Kathy (Jordana Brewster), assistant Aurora (Niamh Wilson), and best friend and Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Baruchel) as they go on a road trip. On their way from Toronto to New York for Comic-Con, bad things start to happen and people start getting killed in a fashion eerily similar to the kills portrayed in his Slasherman comic. It becomes clear that a very avid fan is out there following them and hurting people, and using Todd’s comic as inspiration. As the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends and family become targets and victims themselves, Todd will be forced into taking responsibility for everything his ideas have wrought.
The movie stars Jay Baruchel (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Jordana Brewster (Fast and Furious franchise), and Niamh Wilson (Saw III). Baruchel — who expressed his desire to direct the movie adaptation of Random Acts of Violence a few years ago — co-wrote the screenplay for the horror feature alongside writing partner Jesse Chabot.
Random Acts of Violence is produced by Elevation Pictures (The Imitation Game, Room, Moonlight). Noah Segal (The Hummingbird Project) and Randy Manis (Margin Call) serve as producers with Williams, Chabot, Ricky Tollman, Jonathan Bronfman, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Justin Gray set as executive producers. Ariella Naymark serves as co-producer.
The film is now available to stream on Shudder!