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1st Look: Joel Schumacher’s Twelve

When Joel Schumacher made Tigerland in 1990, he plotted a future that would include a film such as Twelve – an indie-priced film funded by French money (Gaumont). The pic which resembles The Rules of Attraction and Alpha Dog on the surface, will close this coming edition of Sundance.

When Joel Schumacher made Tigerland in 1990, he plotted a future that would include a film such as Twelve – an indie-priced film funded by French money (Gaumont). The pic which resembles The Rules of Attraction and Alpha Dog on the surface, will close this coming edition of Sundance. Based on the novel by teenage scribe Nick McDonell, its depiction of the freewheeling, decadent lifestyle of Manhattan’s young and rich and tells the story of a young drug dealer who watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin’s murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Joel Schumacher's Twelve

Chace Crawford (see above) seen in The Haunting of Molly Hartley and next year’s Footloose is paired with Emma Roberts who is growing out of child and teen roles such as Lymelife and will along with this picture get into more adult fair such as What’s Wrong with Virginia.

Joel Schumacher's Twelve

Sprinkled among young cast (see Nico Tortorella below), we find Kiefer Sutherland, Rory Culkin and Ellen Barkin.

Joel Schumacher's Twelve

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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