Mark and Jay Duplass, considered to be one of the founders of the mumblecore aesthetic are moving forward with their next feature, a script that has been making the rounds in the past few days to Hollywood studios.
According to the LA Times, the script titled Pitchfork is a dramatic thriller about the middle-aged mother of an indie rocker who, after her son is killed in a car accident, seeks vengeance on an online blogger who had peddled snark about her son (on the music site Pitchfork, hence one of the title’s entendres). Things take a turn, though, when she finds out the snarker is just a teenager.
Susan Sarandon is reportedly being sought after for the role of the mother while it is still unclear if Mark Duplass, also an actor and who starred in Humpday, will take a supporting role.
The brothers first hit the scene with the 2005 Sundance darling The Puffy Chair, a nostalgic road trip dramedy about a small-town boy who had once harboured big dreams for the future, sets out on a cross-country adventure to give his father a birthday he will never forget. Last year the duo made the jump to a bigger budget film Cyrus, which starred Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly. The film received very positive reviews despite poor box office numbers.