The Hollywood Reporter has informed us that Amy Smart and Joshua Leonard will be starring in the upcoming dark comedy, An Unkindness of Ravens. The project is written by Russell Friedenberg, with Randy Redroad taking lead as director. The comedy “concerns a group of friends whose lives are changed by their encounter with a strange nature photographer.” The pair will be playing a “troubled married couple hosting a group of friends at a Fourth of July weekend reunion.” Will McCormack will be playing the mysterious photographer, with Christian Campbell, Friedenberg, Victoria Smurfit rounding out the cast of friends. Natalie Imbruglia (yes, she acts too!), Calum Grant and Castille Landon have also been cast in various roles as well.
Although Smart and Leonard – who got his start in The Blair Witch Project – have had successful careers the past few years, I can’t really say that their presence in this film does little to excite. Sure, they’re somewhat respectable actors, but they haven’t done much to overly impress. On the other hand, I’m more intrigued with the writing/directing duo. They teamed on the 2008 film, Ibid, and haven’t made any commercial hits thus far. However, Redroad‘s first film, The Doe Boy, premiered at Sundance back in 2001, so there seems to be some promise on that front. Prominent Pictures’ Heather Rae is producing alongside Teddy Grennan and Dori Sperko.
Filming for An Unkindness of Ravens has already begun on location in Idaho.
Do you see promise in An Unkindness of Ravens?
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