I'm a sucker for any film that just features two or more characters yelling at each other and hashing out their issues for the entire run time. It's one of the main reasons why I enjoyed last year's Roman Polanski movie Carnage so much, and the same can be said for movies and plays like 12 Angry Men, No Exit, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? There's simply no better way to get a glimpse at human nature than to watch two people trapped in a desperate situation. That lovely tradition will continue with Scenic Route, the new film from writer Kyle Killen and directors Kevin and Michael Goetz. We first told you about the film last July and now, according to Deadline, the two leads have been found.
Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler have both signed on to star in the new survival drama. In the story two former college friends decide to go on a road trip together, but things start going bad when their car breaks down in the middle of the desert. As they begin to lose hope that they will ever be found and rescued, they begin to take their panic out on each other, starting big emotional and physical confrontations. Killen is best known for writing the under-seen Jodie Foster-directed drama The Beaver, which came out last year, but he also created the upcoming NBC series Awake, starring Jason Isaacs (the show isn't set to debut until March 1st but you can watch the pilot right HERE).
When I first heard about this film I was thinking that they would cast much younger, but putting Fogler and Duhamel together is an interesting choice. Only problem is that I can't stop thinking of it as a dramatic version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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