'Echo Boomers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about crime drama starring Michael Shannon
Patrick Schwarzenegger's upcoming thriller 'Echo Boomers' is sure to give you modern-day Robin Hood vibes. It is based on a true story about a group of disillusioned 20-somethings who break into the homes of the richest people in their city, stealing from them and giving the loot to the poor - themselves.
Most recently, this premise was seen in the 2013 Emma Watson-starrer 'The Bling Ring'. But what does the term echo boomers mean? When we first broke the story in 2018, we explained that millennials are sometimes called Echo Boomers for being the offspring of the baby boomers and "due to the significant increase in birth rates from the early 1980s to mid 1990s, mirroring that of their parents". Evidently, the crime drama hopes to offer commentary on society today. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming film.
'Echo Boomers' releases on Friday, November 13, 2020.
According to the official synopsis of the movie, "Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon ('Knives Out') stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to - themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out."
Patrick Schwarzenegger as Lance Zutterland
Schwarzenegger presumably plays the role of one of the echo boomers. "First off, I just want to say it's been a dream of mine to work with Michael Shannon," Schwarzenegger had said in an interview. "To play opposite such an acclaimed actor was a dream come true. This movie is actually extremely prevalent today, and I think it's really a fast-paced, fun movie with exciting twists. I'm excited for people to watch!" The actor, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is best known for his work on 'Grown Ups 2', 'Dear Eleanor', 'Go North', 'Daniel Isn't Real', 'Midnight Son' and 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse'.
Michael Shannon as Mel Donnelly
Shannon, who made his debut with 'Groundhog Day', is a two-time nominated actor for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'Revolutionary Road' and 'Nocturnal Animals'. He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in '99 Homes', and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for 'Long Day's Journey into Night'. He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in HBO's period drama series 'Boardwalk Empire', for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Alex Pettyfer as Ellis Beck
Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role in the 2006 film version of 'Stormbreaker'. He starred as Brody in the Netflix science fiction miniseries 'The I-Land'.
Apart from them, Lesley Ann Warren is set to play the role of author, Hayley Law as Allie Tucker, Gilles Geary as Jack, Oliver Cooper as Stewart, Jacob Alexander as Chandler Gaines, and Kate Linder as Kathy Tucker.
'Echo Boomers' is directed by Seth Savoy, working from a script he wrote with Kevin Bernhardt and Jason Miller. Savoy's directorial debut will be produced by Byron Wetzel, Sean Kaplan, Mike Ware, Jeff Waxman and James Langer, and the film's foreign rights are held by Fortitude Intl.
You can watch the trailer below:
Where to watch
'Echo Boomers' will be available to watch in theatres and will be available digitally and on-demand from Friday, November 13, 2020.
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