The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which first made its premiere at Sundance, has now found a distributor. Millennium Entertainment acquired the U.S. rights to the film earlier this week.
The film is director Fredrik Bond’s theatrical debut and stars Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood. Bond is an award-winning commercial director who caught the attention of the screenwriter for “Charlie Countryman,” Matt Drake (Project X).
The film is set in Romania where American tourist, Charlie (LaBeouf) visits and falls in love with Gabi (Wood), who is linked with one of the biggest crime bosses in the area.
The film features a pretty heavy acid scene in which Labeouf actually experimented with the drug to get in the right headspace. “You subject yourself to things; you can’t choose your thoughts, you can’t choose your feelings,” he told MTV at Sundance. “But you can really influence them. And I just try to influence myself as much as possible.”
LaBeouf told Entertainment Daily News that Wood was someone who he has always tried to work with his entire career. “We’ve been chasing each other for a number of years with different projects,” he said. “When I was 10 and she was 10, I was in pie fights. When I was 13 she was in Thirteen. As an actor, she’s someone who I’ve always looked up to.”
I want to see this just to see Mads, but ERW looks good in it too...