Release Date: 2008-09-26
Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Directors: Clark Gregg
Film Genre(s): Dark Comedy
SYNOPSISBased on the Chuck Palahniuk book, "Choke" follows Victor Mancini (Rockwell), a sex-addicted med-school dropout, who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Huston), in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical reenactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who “save” him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Henke) and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever.
- ChuckPalahniuk.net announced that the novel was optioned by Bandeira Entertainment. Clarke Gregg will be writing the screenplay. - 2002-09-17
- Via Dark Horizons, Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the novel with Paul Bernbaum tapped to write. - 2006-08-27