By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Yep, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is now a bad guy in a thriller that has found distribution and is coming this summer.
Quiver Distribution and Redbox Entertainment have announced that they have picked up North American rights to BECKY, a selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and will release it on VOD and digital platforms June 5. Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (COOTIES, BUSHWICK) from a script by Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye, it also stars Lulu Wilson (ANNABELLE: CREATION), Amanda Brugel, Robert Maillet (THE STRAIN) and Joel McHale. The synopsis: “Spunky and rebellious Becky [Wilson] is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff [McHale] in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick [James], suddenly invade the lake house.”
“Kevin James is known for his amazing collection of standup and comedic roles from films such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP and his TV series THE KING OF QUEENS,” says Quiver’s Berry Meyerowitz. “In BECKY, Kevin delivers a chilling performance in his first villainous role, especially playing against rising star Lulu Wilson in an epic head-to-head battle. We are thrilled to bring BECKY to audiences so they can see Kevin in a whole new light.”