Maybe it’s not the best idea to feature the word “cock” in our header image, but Steve and the guys are currently enjoying Toronto International Film Festival 2014 and have left me in charge, so anything goes! Besides, I’m happy to do anything we can in order to help director Joe Carnahan get the word out about his new thriller, Stretch. The low-budget action film took a hit when Universal dropped it due to distribution and marketing budget concerns, so Carnahan sacked up and decided to do the advertising himself. A selection of new images is just the first entry in his new social media campaign, with plenty more to come.
Starring Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back,” the cast also includes Chris Pine, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Dekker, James Badge Dale, Shaun Toub, Ray Liotta, and David Hasselhoff. Hit the jump for the first images and for more on the film.
The first images of Carnahan’s Stretch come courtesy of the director’s own Twitter account, as well as from a new account for the film (via Nerdist). Be sure to follow along with both accounts for much more from Stretch. Take a look at the first selection of stills below:
— Stretch (@stretchthemovie) September 5, 2014
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) September 5, 2014
Now I could give you a boiler plate synopsis for the film, or I could let Carnahan tell you about it himself. Let’s do that, shall we?
Guys. Bottom line. STRETCH is fucking great. It’s funny. It’s touching. It’s unique and @patrickwilson73 is absolutely brilliant in it. I can talk shit & argue with that idiotic @THR story but brass tacks, that movie works & you will all be fast fans of it when you see it. I think it’s as good or better than my best film & say that from the bottom of my heart. This movie will make it to you, trust me. Guys, the movie is gonna find its audience & that audience will love it. Whether that happens now or later is irrelevant. It’s gonna happen.