With MAD COWGIRL almost done, my next acting project is ROMAN. I can’t recall if I’ve given many details on this project before, but it’s likely to be the highest profile thing I’ve done so far.
ROMAN was a screenplay Lucky McKee wrote when we were both at USC. At the time, he promised me a cameo in it if/when it eventually got made. 10 years on and he’s been true to his word.
The script is neatly divided into two parts, one of which takes place six months after the other. On three occasions, three different crews have filmed the first part. But two of them failed to follow up for various reasons, and the third went into stasis for quite a while…
…until now. As soon as THE WOODS was final and complete, things started happening in the Lucky McKee sphere again, and producers came onboard to finance the second part.
Though he’s not directing. This time around, he’s the STAR.
And the director? MAY herself, Angela Bettis.
D.P.? Kevin Ford, creator of so many underground films like LOST IN THE BUSH.
ROMAN is like a flip-flopped version of MAY in more than just the crew aspect. Where MAY dealt with a woman trying to reach out to the world, being rejected, and ultimately spiralling into murder, ROMAN begins with murder, and follows the man who did it as he tries to stay reclusive but is drawn back into the larger world.
My character is a French-Algerian waiter named Abdul, who, uh, sports the colors of the French flag (yeah, that’s it) in his hair.
Pierre the P.A. will be proud.