From the brilliant mind of comic book legend Alan Moore, the man behind The Watchmen, The Killing Joke, From Hell, and V for Vendetta, comes the anthology thriller Show Pieces.
Show Pieces marks the first of Moore’s projects written exclusively for film and is not an adaption like the other movies inspired by one of his comics. We will also see Moore make an appearance in the film (pictured below).
Moore penned several of the songs on the soundtrack with music by Adam Drucker and Andrew Broder as Crook & Flail featuring a cast of vocalists including Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Alan Sparhawk (Low) and Nona Invie (Dark Dark Dark).
Set in Northampton, UK the anthology mainly takes place in a gentleman’s club. “In Chapter One: Act Of Faith, Faith Harrington, a young newspaper reporter with an exotic private life, prepares for a stimulating evening at home that doesn’t go according to plan. In Chapter Two: Jimmy’s End, louche and hard-drinking womanizer James Mitchum finds himself wandering into one strange bar too many. In Chapter Three: Upon Reflection, Faith’s first bewildered arrival at the club is captured in a fixed security mirror above the club’s oddly anachronistic lounge bar. Whilst in Chapter Four: A Professional Relationship, the unusual relationship between the club’s two managers is explored and in Chapter Five: His Heavy Heart, a dreadful realization hits James Mitchum as he is shepherded into his unenviable afterlife.”
Directed by Mitch Jenkins, Show Pieces premieres on June 29th, exclusively on Shudder.