Michael McGrath, Lee Wilkof, Simon Jones and More Cast in Independent Film "Lucky Stiff"
26 Jun 2013
Broadway house manager and musician Joe Traina will shoot his second independent film, "Lucky Stiff," in August with a cast featuring numerous Broadway actors.
Directed by Robert J. Huntley, "Lucky Stiff" is a follow-up to "The Dragon’s Eye," which was directed by Huntley last November.
Produced by Traina & Son Pictures and penned by Linda Rothschild-Rabinowitz, this 1940s film-noir spoof, according to press notes, "follows boy detective Jake Spade (Charlie Traina) as he deals with a number of the idle rich and their connection with Runyonesque characters of the gambling set."
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.