Chad Verdi’s VMI Releasing has acquired the opioid crisis drama “Junction,” which is the directorial debut of “How to Make It in America” actor Bryan Greenberg. Greenberg stars in the film along with Josh Peck, Sophia Bush and his wife Jamie Chung.
Under VMI releasing, “Junction” is slated for a theatrical and VOD release on Jan. 24. As per the press release, the film description reads: “[‘Junction’] chronicles the modern-day opioid crisis in America from three different points of view: the CEO of a pharmaceutical company, a doctor and a patient. Each character will have to come face to face with the decisions they have made and their role in the epidemic.” Also starring in the film are Griffin Dunne, Ashley Madekwe and Ryan Eggold.
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“The cast of ‘Junction’ has been nothing short of spectacular,” Verdi previously said. “We’ve been very lucky to have such notable talent respond to Bryan’s amazing script.”
The intense trailer sees Greenberg’s character, Michael, desperately pleading for a continued dose of opioids before he’s tossed to the ground: “I don’t need a hospital. I need a refill. Just give me the refill.”
Shot in Rhode Island, the film was produced by Verdi Productions and Public School Productions, with Andre Relis, J.D. Beaufils, Tom DeNucci, Charles Hertzfeld, Ramin Arani, Scott Annan, and Thomas Sandgaard of the Sandgaard Foundation serving as executive producers. Along with Greenberg, Chad A. Verdi, Aaron Kaufman, Anthony Gudas, Michelle Verdi, Chad A. Verdi Jr., Paul Luba and Garrett Bates produce.
Watch the trailer below.
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