A young man cares for his younger sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface in this noir thriller.
As deadline.com says Nicola became a part of Ali LeRoi and Stanley Kalu’s indie movie called ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’
Set in Southern California, the film centers on Tunde Johnson (Silver), a queer, black prep school senior who finds himself in an endless loop of police brutality. Soren O’Connor (Neville) is Johnson’s all-American athlete boyfriend who hides his sexuality from both his conservative father and society by maintaining a relationship with Tunde’s best friend Marley Meyers (Peltz).
Producers are Jason Shuman and Zachary Green, co-creators of the million-dollar screenplay competition called The Launch, which selected Kalu’s script as its first winner. Philanthropists Chuck and Marni Bond are also producing.
Peltz, repped by WME, Definition Entertainment, and Sloane, Offer Weber & Dern, was most recently seen alongside Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Morrison in Back Roads, which was directed by Pettyfer, as well as IFC Midnight’s thriller Our House, Amazon’s Youth in Oregon, and Hulu’s When The Street Lights Go On.
Hey everyone! Here we have a brand new trailer of Back Roads movie created by Alex Pettyfer. Nicola portraing Amber Altmyer, Alex’s character sister.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that the company has acquired North American rights to actor Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut “Back Roads.” Based on the Oprah’s Book Club selection and New York Times bestselling novel by Tawni O’Dell, the film explores the impact of family trauma with a powerful and visceral noir thriller that leaves audiences breathless until the last moment. The film is slated for a late 2018 theatrical release.
The deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg and Peter Goldwyn on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films and ICM on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Back Roads” centers on a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother. Family secrets and unspoken truths threaten to consume him.