When you think of music legend Todd Rundgren, his acting isn’t exactly the first thing to cross your mind; however, he’s starring in his first movie, and with the film ready to hit VOD platforms in a couple of weeks, we wanted to make sure his fans are aware of it. If you fit in that category, read on for your first look at The 27 Club and more info!
Cleopatra Entertainment has set a release date for The 27 Club, a supernatural rock ’n roll horror-thriller directed by Patrick Fogarty and written by Joe Flanders, Fogarty, and Michael Lynn. The film features multi-platinum recording artist/producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren in his feature film debut (partially filmed at a real indie record store – Record Surplus – in Los Angeles) alongside Maddisyn Carter, John Hennigan, Eugene Henderson, Zach Paul Brown, Derrick Denicola, and Gogo Lomo-David.
Executive produced by Brian Perera and produced by David Sterling, Kelly Decker, Tim Yasui, and Ken Tighe, The 27 Club premieres on Tuesday, April 23rd, worldwide on all VOD platforms.
“A lot of friends and family have suggested that I would make good movie villain,” says music legend Todd Rundgren about his film debut. “I thought, ‘Okay, as long as I’m a handsome villain like Dracula or something.’ Turns out my debut is not quite that. Still, you have to start somewhere; and a slobbering ghoul, though not handsome, certainly should satisfy anyone interested in my villainous side.”
The 27 Club will also be released in a limited-edition Blu-ray/DVD/CD soundtrack format packaged in a gorgeous, six-panel Digi-Pak on June 11th (pre-order here). The soundtrack includes original songs by Evante, Knox, Jurgen Engler (Die Krupps), Geri-X, and Todd Rundgren with Trent Reznor. A stand-alone vinyl version of the soundtrack will also be released thru Cleopatra’s music division, Cleopatra Records.
Why did Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain all die at the age of 27? When an aspiring singer and a journalism student seek answers to the notorious curse of the so-called “27 Club,” they find themselves trapped in an evil underworld that takes artists’ souls as payment for eternal fame.