TORONTO – First came the “Star Whackers” song. Now Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi Quaid, are making a movie on how they evaded Hollywood assassins to get to Canada. And they’ll preview the unfinished docu-drama in Vancouver on April 22, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported Monday.
“This is a work in progress and highly experimental with nudity, adult language and content throughout,” Evi Quaid said in her artist statement. “For the first time I would like an audience reaction to my art as a work in progress, so I may understand its content through other eyes,” she added.
The film is fittingly called Star Whackers, and will screen at the Rio Theatre on April 22 alongside another Randy Quaid-starrer, the 2008 film Real Time.
Randy Quaid earlier this month performed his “Star Whackers” song at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver with his back-up band, The Fugitives. That was the American actor’s first gig since being granted permanent residency status in Canada. He was allowed to stay in Canada because Evi Quaid received her Canadian citizenship card in February because her father was born here.
The Quaids arrived in Vancouver last October, and were arrested on outstanding warrants for misdemeanours in California. They sought refugee status, telling Canadian officials they were seeking protection from “star whackers” they said were murdering Hollywood celebrities.