Last week, we learned that Fright Night alums Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots would be starring in filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to Blue Ruin. This new film is called Green Room, and it’s got a great synopsis.
“(Green Room) follows a young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence and fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.”
After how much I enjoyed Blue Ruin (a top five of the year, for sure), this is great news. Now, thanks to TheWrap, we’ve gotten even better news: Patrick Stewart (gasp!) will be playing the head of the racist gang. That’s a hell of a role for Stewart, who’s been playing a lot of sweethearts lately. The rest of the cast includes Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim), Macon Blair (Blue Ruin), Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Kai Lennox, and Eric Edelstein.
Production on Green Room is under way in and around Portland, Oregon. We’ll get to see this sometime next year, or so we hope.