By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The Sundance 2020 world premiere focuses on what could be called mobile deadstreaming.
RLJE Films has revealed that it will release SPREE, directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko from a screenplay he wrote with Gene McHugh, in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms August 14. It stars Joe Keery (STRANGER THINGS’ Steve Harrington in his first feature-film lead), Sasheer Zamata, the SCREAM movies’ David Arquette, Kyle Mooney, Mischa Barton (THE SIXTH SENSE), Frankie Grande and John DeLuca. The synopsis: “Meet Kurt [Keery], from @KurtsWorld96. He dreams of sitting atop a social media empire, but for now he drives for the rideshare company Spree. Fortunately, Kurt has come up with the perfect way to go viral: #TheLesson. He’s decked out his car with cameras for a nonstop livestream full of killer entertainment–murdering his passengers. In the middle of all this madness, a stand-up comedian [Zamata] with her own viral agenda crosses Kurt’s path and becomes the only hope to put an end to his misguided carnage.”