Sundance-Premiering Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Divinity’ Starring Stephen Dorff & Bella Thorne Lands Interim Agreement

Writer-director Eddie Alcazar’s dystopian sci-fi thriller Divinity, starring Stephen Dorff, Bella Thorne, and Scott Bakula, has landed a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement. The pact will allow cast members to get out and promote the theatrical release of the film, which hits Regal Union Square in New York on October 13th and LA on the 20th, ahead of a wide expansion on November 3rd.

Related Stories

‘Divinity’ Director Eddie Alcazar Teams With Gaming Exec Paul Wedgwood To Launch Entropy Pictures, First Movie Set

Stephen Dorff, Bella Thorne & More On “Very Unorthodox” Filmmaking Methods Behind Eddie Alcazar’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Divinity’ — Sundance Studio

A black-and-white indie to be distributed by Utopian and Sumerian, Divinity world premiered in the NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Presented and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, it’s set in an otherworldly human existence where scientist Sterling Pierce (Bakula) has dedicated his life to the quest for immortality, slowly creating the building blocks of a groundbreaking serum named “Divinity.”

Jaxxon Pierce (Dorff), his son, now controls and manufactures his father’s once-benevolent dream, and society on this barren planet has been entirely perverted by the supremacy of the drug, whose true origins are shrouded in mystery. Two mysterious brothers (Moises Arias and Jason Genao) then arrive with a plan to abduct the mogul, and with the help of a seductive woman named Nikita (Karrueche Tran), they will be set on a path hurtling toward true immortality.

Alcazar directed from his own script and produced alongside Javier Lovato, Raphael Gindre and Johnny Starke.

When Dorff stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio in January alongside a number of his co-stars, he explains that he came to the project after being captivated by Alcazar’s short The Vandal. Said the actor, “We all wanted to be a part of something that was maybe close to as special.”

Thorne expressed her enjoyment of the process on what was “a very unorthodox set,” with Tran talking takeaways from the title. “I feel like [the hope is for the film] just opening up a conversation to whatever it that [viewers] feel…” she said. “I think everyone’s going to have their own interpretations of death and afterlife and rebirth, and I think that’s what’s most interesting, just to hear what people have to say, regardless of whether they hate it or love it. I think it’s just going to do really well, and I’m super excited.”

View the latest trailer for Divinity above.

Must Read Stories

Amazon To Run Ads In Prime Video Series & Movies; Extra-Cost Ad-Free Tier Prepped

Lachlan & Fox Facing Headwinds; Father Still Looking To Exert Influence

Streaming Residuals Explained: ‘Suits’ Netflix Success Highlights One Of Biggest Issues

‘Expendables 4’ Sees $750K In Thursday Previews, Targets $15M-$17M Opening

Read More About:

Source: Read Full Article