True crime thriller starring Jacob Elordi and Zachary Quinto unveiled the first-look image of upcoming movie “He Went That Way,” and the plot seems to be interesting.
Set in 1964, “He Went That Way” is based on the true crime story of celebrity animal trainer Dave Pitts and his famous TV chimp, Spanky, centerpiece of the traveling entertainment show The Ice Capades in the 1960s, and his fateful three-day encounter with the serial killer Larry Lee Ranes. The film is inspired by Conrad Hilberry’s book “Luke Karamazov” and the real life account from Dave Pitts, the sole survivor of Ranes killing spree, and follows the trio as they set off on a crazy three-day road trip down Route 66 together.
The first-look image of ‘He Went That Way’ shows both Zachary Quinto and Jacob Elordi in character in the desert. While Elordi looks persuasive, Quinto looks like someone who has no idea who they are talking to.
The movie directed by Jeffrey Darling, just wrapped principal photography. Darling, renowned for his commercials and music videos (“Crowded House: Instinct”), makes his feature film debut after an extensive career as Cinematographer.
“He Went That Way is a undoubtedly a journey of curious tensions and bonds between two and at times three interesting characters all on their own path,” Darling said. “A cinematic tale on the road across the U.S. in the early ’60s where people come with a rawness forged from the landscapes they inhabit. It is for our two leads Jacob and Zachary as well as myself, a great opportunity to explore with an improvised sensibility.”
Mister Smith Entertainment launched the movie ahead of the virtual Cannes market. Speaking of the movie, Mister Smith Entertainment’s Garrett said in a statement: “The screenplay is a heady mix of menacing, funny and emotional and, with Jeffrey’s incomparable visual genius, we anticipate this will be a unique and darkly thrilling road trip experience for audiences around the world.”
He Went That Way is yet to reveal more information about the trailer, other cast members, and release date. A teaser is set to be revealed in next week’s European Film Market – an event in which independent films are showcased to agents, financiers, and producers–and, along with it, more details about the movie.