Alice Ripley Will Star in Indie Music Film "Sugar!"
06 Dec 2013
Photo by Dirty Sugar Photography
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will star in the new independent film "Sugar!," according to Variety. It will feature original music by the Next to Normal star.
Written by Leora Kalish, the film centers on a Republican Senate candidate (Robert Clohessy), whose piano-teacher wife forms her own female rock band on a dare. Ripley, who has performed her own music at such venues as 54 Below, will incorporate her own original material into the film.
Shari Berman will direct the film that will begin shooting in summer 2014.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.