Actor Bryan Greenberg has made his directorial debut with the opioid crisis drama Junction, and today Deadline can share the first trailer for the pic, starring Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Jamie Chung (Dexter: New Blood) and Josh Peck (Oppenheimer).
Greenberg also penned the screenplay and stars in the film, which chronicles the modern-day opioid crisis in America from three different points of view: the CEO of a pharmaceutical company, a doctor and a patient. Each character will have to come face to face with the decisions they have made and their role in the epidemic, the full synopsis reads.
The pic features an extensive ensemble cast including Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), Michaela Conlin (Bones), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Griffin Dunne (After Hours), and Ashley Madekwe (Country Lines).
The cast is rounded out by Hill Harper (The Good Doctor), Hannah Dunne (Marriage Story), Tom DeNucci (Merry Ex-Mas), Eric Lutes (Caroline in the City), Kea Ho (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Nichelle Hines (The Resident).
The pic is from Verdi Productions and VMI Worldwide and was shot in Rhode Island last spring. VMI is on worldwide sales and will take the film to the upcoming Cannes market.
Chad A. Verdi (The Irishman) produced along with Aaron Kaufman (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Anthony Gudas (Machete), Michelle Verdi (Silence), Chad Verdi Jr (Savage Salvation), Paul Luba (Hot Seat), Greenberg (Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong) and Garrett Bates (They/Them/Us). Executive producers are Thomas Verdi, DeNucci, Charles Hertzfeld, Scott Annan, and Thomas Sandgaard of the Sandgaard Foundation.
“We are very excited that the film will be screened for sales at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. We look forward to an early 2024 theatrical release,” Verdi said.
Verdi Productions recently produced Johnny & Clyde, starring Megan Fox and Tyson Ritter, and Savage Salvation, starring Robert De Niro and John Malkovich. Verdi and Gudas both served as executive producers on the Sean Penn Ukraine documentary Superpower, which was co-directed by Kaufman and played at the Berlin Film Festival.