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“COOTIES” & “BUSHWICK” directors turn Kevin James villainous in “BECKY”; date set

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | News

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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.