Vincent Gallo Returns To Star In Daily Wire’s “Shut In” Movie – Deadline
Cult and controversial actor-director Vincent Gallo is returning to cinema after an absence of nearly a decade from feature films.
Quietly, Gallo took on one of the lead roles in DJ Caruso (xXx: The return of Xander Cage, Disturbia) movie thriller Shut in, which is the first original film from conservative media-turned-producer The Daily Wire.
The project marks Gallo’s first acting feature film since the 2013 film Human trust. The actor-filmmaker, now 60, is best known for making a controversial independent film The brown rabbit (2003) starring Chloé Sevigny and Christina Ricci Buffalo 66 (1998) and for the main cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s film in 2009 Tetro. In 2010, he won the prize for best actor at the Venice Film Festival for his turn in the much-loved film by Jerzy Skolimowski. Essential killing.
Gallo is also known for making inflammatory and provocative comments. His website – described by The Daily Wire as “satirical” – has been criticized for passages about Jews and “those of dark complexion.” As an avowed Trump fan and political conservative, he’s apparently a natural fit for The Daily Wire, which revealed the cast today.
Thriller Black List and BloodList Shut in stars actress and singer Rainey Qualley (Love in the days of Corona), sister of Once upon a time in hollywood actress Margaret Qualley.
Pic centers on a young single mother (Qualley) who is held captive with her two children by an abusive ex (Gallo) as she prepares their escape before it’s too late. Caruso shot the film around Nashville and Watertown, Tennessee.
The producers are Dallas Sonnier (Bone tomahawk) and Amanda Presmyk (Execute Hide Combat) from Bonfire Legend, who acquired the film’s screenplay in 2018 from screenwriter Melanie Toast.
Shut in first gained attention as the vaunted 2019 Blacklist script, also topping the Blood List in the same year. The film was originally set at New Line with Jason Bateman on board to direct. After a period of stasis, the option expired and Sonnier took over to The daily thread, marking their third collaboration.
Pic, which is in post-production, is produced by Daily thread co-founders Ben Shapiro, Jeremy Boreing and Caleb Robinson, and will be available in the United States exclusively to site members from early 2022, with plans for an international launch thereafter.