Growing up a Gen X baby, my indelible memory of John Cusack is his ghetto blaster, serenading Ione Skye with “In Your Eyes” moment in Say Anything. But sometimes the hero becomes the villain, and I’m pumped to see Lloyd Dobler turn evil with Blood Money. The film, starring Boyhood’s Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, and Jacob Artist, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 19. Details below!
Blood Money centers on three youths (Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist) who stumble upon bags of money out in the wilderness. The loot was stashed by a white collar criminal (John Cusack) and with rifle in tow he’s on a hunt to retrieve all that green. His mission, however, may have a little help thanks to the dark side of humanity as these youngsters get a bit too greedy for their own good. Directed by Lucky McKee (May, The Woods), the picture is described as a modern day take on John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (of course, the stolen loot aspect reminds me of No Country for Old Men).
The Blu-ray and DVD’s comes with the featurette “Blood Money Uncovered.” Personally I’m looking forward to the flick – feel free to comment below and tell me what you think of Blood Money’s prospects!!