Patrick Stewart as a Skinhead

Posted in The Screening Room by - November 20, 2014

Patrick Stewart is set to star as a white supremacist in Jeremey Saulnier’s Green Room. It’s a role that is far outside of Stewart’s usual roles but one that is extremely interesting. Stewart is not known, at least stateside, for his serious roles but more for his turns as Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Xavier. 

In the crime thriller GREEN ROOM, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.

Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Rounding out the cast is Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier’s BLUE RUIN star Macon Blair.

BGP is producing and financing the film and plans to release the movie in 2015. The film is written by Jeremy Saulnier (BLUE RUIN), who will also direct. Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp of filmscience will produce the film along with BGP’s Victor Moyers. Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures and Vincent Savino of filmscience will be executive producing the project.

I’m really looking forward to Green Room with the reveal of Stewart as part of the main cast. It should be interesting and hopefully allow American audiences to see the more serious acting side of Stewart. 

Side Note: Check out Saulnier’s Blue Ruin from this year, it’s a moody thriller that has gone under the radar. 

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