Production has completed on the neo noir caper Hotel Noir, and the first image from the film has been released. Snakes on a Plane screenwriter Sebastián Gutiérrez tries his hand as a director at the noir genre in the 1950s-set film that centers on a detective holed up in a downtown hotel waiting for assassins to kill him. We follow the detective through the night as he meets and converses with various characters who have haunted pasts of their own. This being a Gutiérrez film, it’s described as a “sexually charged” crime film. The cast is fairly impressive and includes Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman, and Robert Forster. The pic is currently without distribution, but it will be shopped to international buyers in Cannes.
Hit the jump to read the press release and to check out the first image from the film.