Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Devon Sawa (Final Destination), and Michael Jai White (Spawn) have joined the cast of director Casey Tebo’s Black Friday.
As confirmed earlier by Deadline, Black Friday is “Set on the busiest shopping night of the year, Black Friday, the story follows a group of disgruntled toy store employees who have to defend themselves from legions of holiday shoppers when a mysterious alien parasite sends them on a murderous rampage.”
Campbell, Sawa, and White join a cast that already included Ivana Baquero (from Pan’s Labyrinth), Ryan Lee, and Stephen Peck. Andy Greskoviak wrote the script, of which this is his first feature-length movie. Black Friday has already begun to shoot in Boston so expect to see it in time for Black Friday 2021. Given how Covid has really pushed a lot of us to seek online retailers over in-store purchases, it won’t be too long before we’re trampling over one another to get some of those sweet sales. We can definitely wait a year for this one and from all accounts it’s sounding like a fun time!
Just to add to the overall nuttiness of the film’s potential, after it was confirmed Sawa’s involvement the Idle Hands’ star took to his Twitter to mention that the film will also be a musical.
So expect Aliens! Musical Numbers! Casper! And Sales! Who knows, maybe these employees will find themselves having to utter a store’s slogan like “Shop Smart, Shop S–Mart.”
Black Friday is being produced by London-based indie production company Rogo Productions which is helmed by Co-Creative Directors Howard Cohen and Natalie Hill. Cohen’s work as a producer includes Sky’s Play Your Pets Right, BBC’s Impractical Jokers, Stacey Dooley Investigates for BBC3, Unrighteous for Dave, and two episodes of Sky’s scripted Urban Myths series. Hill’s credits include five series of The Apprentice for BBC One; Great British Menu for BBC Two; Stacey Dooley Investigates for BBC Three; and Heston’s Fantastical Food, Dispatches, and Embarrassing Bodies.