Watch Heroin Bob's Son Seize the Stage in New 'Punk's Dead' Clip (Exclusive Video)
XYZ had acquired North American sales rights to James Merendino's 'SLC Punk!' sequel and will shop the title to U.S. buyers at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
"I don't care that you're all a f—ing petri dish of sweaty, redneck crusty punks, slaves to an outdated music genre, no offense," says Heroin Bob's son, Ross, in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive preview of Punk's Dead, the sequel to SLC Punk! "You guys are all so beautiful, and I would f— all of you right now."
XYZ had acquired North American sales rights to the sequel and will screen the title in full for U.S. buyers at the upcoming Cannes film market, which runs in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival. The producers also are handling foreign rights.
Writer-director James Merendino's follow-up to the '90s cult classic follows outcast friends Ross, Penny and Crash on their offbeat trip through Utah to a huge punk show in Salt Lake City, where Ross begins to shed his darkly gothic outlook on life. It's read as a cry for help from his mother, who raised him alone in her steampunk shop, and she recruits his "uncles" — his deceased father’s best friends from punk's heyday — to help find him.
The film stars Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks and Richard Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), as well as Sarah Clarke, Devon Sawa, Michael A. Goorjian, Adam Pascal and James Duval.
"I worked very hard on this movie, and I am extremely proud of it," said Merendino. "I can't wait for people to get a chance to enjoy it. I really wanted to make a movie that would bridge the gap between generations, embrace the deep nostalgia I have for the punk scene while still giving a fresh perspective." The film was produced by Andrea Kreuzhage, with John Bedell executive producing and Devon Sawa and Severine Ferrari co-producing.
Watch the exclusive clip above.