Amber Heard has had a tough run of luck so far. Despite her movie star looks and palpable on-screen presence, she has yet to draw much of a crowd to any one of her high-profile (or low-profile, for that matter) films. A big part of the problem might be that most of them are trashed by the majority of critics, be it the mis-informed adaptation of The Informers, the B-movie romp Drive Angry 3D or the anti-interesting The Rum Diary (it would be better not to discuss The Playboy Club at all at this point).
And yet, Heard fights on. Here she is with Syrup, an indie adaptation of the 1999 cult novel of the same name by Max Barry. Watch the trailer below thanks to Vlicious:
Written and directed by Aram Rappaport, Syrup tells the story of Scat (Shiloh Fernandez) and the million-dollar idea he sells to corporate America, a business that a beauty named 6 (Heard) is a part of. Despite the idea’s success, the young Scat must compete with the sneakiness of this world, most notably from his frenemy named, wait for it, Sneaky Pete (Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz). Brittany Snow (yet another worthy starlet with a poor tracking record) co-stars.
Have you read Syrup? Does this adaptation look faithful? Are you a fan of Amber Heard?
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