June 25, 2014
by Jane Yamato
Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) and Danny Glover star in Supremacy, a racially charged psychological thriller that Well Go USA has acquired with an eye toward an awards-season run. Pic is directed by Deon Taylor from Eric J. Adams’s script in a departure from his most recent feature, the 2009 horror Chain Letter. Supremacy follows a high-ranking white supremacist (Anderson) who murders a cop and hides out with his accomplice by taking a black family hostage. Glover plays the patriarch of the house, an ex-con who must rely on his wits and understanding of the racist mind to keep his family safe. Well Go is plotting a limited theatrical run in the fall.
Supremacy, which made its world premiere this month at the LA Film Festival, also stars Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Robin Bobeau, and Anson Mount. “Deon calls Supremacy a ‘real-life horror story,’ and he’s absolutely right,” Well Go USA’s Doris Pfardrescher said of the film, which is based on a true story. “It’s intense, it’s going to shock, but it’s also this complex, gripping story that’s going to challenge people. Those stories make the best kinds of movies, and we’re very proud to bring it to North America.”
Pic has a score by Incubus musician Michael Einziger and is produced by Vincent Cirrincione and Roxanne Avent of Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group. Robert Smith and Shannon McIntosh are executive producers along with Aaron L. Gilbert of Media House Capital. Margot Hand and Patrick Murray of Media House Capital are co-executive producers. The deal was negotiated by Pfardrescher for Well Go USA Entertainment with Preferred Content on behalf of the filmmakers. The Exchange will continue to handle international sales on the film.
Here’s the film’s trailer: