Stranger Things, Moon Knight and Sabrina stars team up for new movie
Stranger Things actor Dacre Montgomery, Moon Knight’s Fernanda Andrade and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Mckenna Grace have teamed up for a new movie called Spider & Jessie.
According to Deadline, they will also be joined by Jesse Williams, Jojo Regina, Forrest Goodluck and Malia Baker, and the film will be written and directed by Dan Kay.
Out of the cast, Grace and Williams will also serve as executive producers.
Mckenna will play the character of Spider and Jojo plays Jessie.
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The premise of the movie follows two scrappy sisters who discover their mother has died of a drug overdose and are now terrified by the prospect that they’ll be separated by an overburdened foster care system.
So fearing all of that, they hide the body. However, the local police chief, mum’s drug counsellor and her volatile ex-boyfriend start getting closer to uncovering the truth. So now the girls must decide just how far they are willing to go to keep their secret buried.
Mckenna expressed her excitement in a statement, saying: “I’m so grateful to be a part of this important story about addiction and how it affects not only the addict but those around them.
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“I was aware of how prevalent drug use and addiction was, but in doing this film, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of just how big of a problem it is. Many of our own cast and crew have shared their experiences and it’s heartbreaking. Doing this is more than just making a film, it’s creating and being a part of something that is bigger than ourselves,” she added.
Jesse Williams echoed those sentiments: “I am honoured to join this incredible producing team and cast led by the words and direction of Dan Kay. Shining a light on the shared human conditions that lead to and from addiction, provides us an opportunity to examine our compassion for those impacted today as well as for those pathologized in our recent past.”
A release date for Spider & Jessie has not been announced yet.
For more on drug addiction and dependency, including information and support, please visit FRANK or Action on Addiction.
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