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How J.K. Simmons Found His Film

“I’ve heard people say a “J.K. Simmons type, but younger” or “J.K. Simmons, but with hair” or “J.K. Simmons but Mongolian.” It’s often “J.K. Simmons but…” You think you’re on top of the world and they’re asking for a “J.K. Simmons-type” and then, before you know it, they’re asking for a “J.K. Simmons only younger.” The next step is for a “J.K. Simmons-type… Oh, you mean he’s still alive?”
Ron Perlman-Led MOONWALKERS Nabs North American Distribution Deal via Alchemy

The buzz out of SXSW for both James Wan’s Furious 7 and Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck has been deafening, so it’s understandable to miss some of the anticipated indie fair that’s been getting picked up out of the festival. Chief among these is Antoine Bardo-Jacquet’s action comedy Moonwalkers, starring Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, and Robert Sheehan. Alchemy CEO Bill Lee announced today that his imprint has acquired all North American rights to the film, with a roll-out and release planned for later this year.

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Penned by Death at a Funeral scribe Dean Crain, Moonwalkers revolves around the conspiracy theory that the Apollo 11 landing was a total fraud, a hoax dreamt up by Stanley Kubrick and the American government. Perlman plays a CIA agent trying to track down Kubrick in 1960s London, but who must ultimately pair up with a down and out rock-band manager (Grint) to create the conspiracy. During the announcement, Lee referred to Bardo-Jacquet’s film as “a wildly imaginative, one-of-a-kind action movie.”

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