First Look at Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson, and Brooklyn Decker in ‘Stretch’ From Joe Carnahan
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Joe Carnahan shot a film called Stretch last year, with Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Patrick Wilson, and Brooklyn Decker in the cast. Originally set to be released by Universal, it’s not your average studio movie — for instance, that’s Chris Pine in the film, above. Pine’s character is a billionaire who has a shady deal in mind, and recruits the main character of the movie, a chauffeur played by Patrick Wilson, to drive him around as he gets things in motion.
Carnahan himself has said it’s a weird movie, and it has gone through a bit of a weird phase. Originally set for release this past March, the Jason Blum-produced Stretch has been in a sort of limbo as it finds a new release plan. Now Carnahan is releasing the first pictures (and a very small bit of video) from the film, and you can see just how wild it might be.
Here’s what Angie wrote summarizing the plot:
The under-$5 million pic follows a chauffeur who’s deep in debt to a bookie. In the hope of scoring a big tip, he picks up a risky job ferrying around a mysterious billionaire (Pine) who wants to sell his book of criminal contacts. The driver tries his best to fulfill all of his client’s requests, but the night takes ever stranger turns, he starts to wonder if his life is in danger. Helms plays a fellow chauffeur who serves as his conscience. Brooklyn Decker [plays] Wilson’s wild and materialistic ex, who’s now engaged to another man.
The images all come from the Stretch twitter account.
Germain talked to Carnahan a few months ago, and the director was brutally honest about his love for the film, and about some of the difficulties it faces.
[Stretch] was a five million dollar film. It was 23 days. I love Patrick Wilson. I love Chris Pine. And we made what I consider, and I’m telling you, dude, wait till you see this film. It’s fucking great. The problem right now is it’s like a kid that’s wandering around the house. He’s dirty, he needs a haircut, he needs a new set of clothes. If you just put that on him, scrub him up and you send him out in the world, he can make a living. It’s like I just need to finish this properly. And because of this Blumhouse model, it’s like ‘Well there’s X amount of dollars.’ And, you know, the songs I want, which are so huge and such a part of the film, exceed the bandwidth if the budgetary thing. So there’s that. There’s a lot of things.
But I guess the most disappointing part of that whole thing is that the movie’s so good, and I have final cut, and I guess I was also kind of resistant to whatever notes I was hearing, which didn’t really jibe with what we had in mind. The movie I ultimately wanted to make. Now, in doing so and looking at what you’re marketing, it’s something that’s quirky.
We really want to see Stretch, especially after catching a look at some of these images. Here’s hoping that Carnahan’s film gets in front of an audience, and that it stays weird.
Make sure you follow the movie’s Official twitter account @stretchthemovie for more goodies as they keep getting released. We hope we get to see more from this soon!
We finally got some news on Brooklyn’s newest movie project Stretch, it is set to start filming next week and it has a release date of March 21st, 2014.
Brooklyn Decker, David Hasselhoff, James Badge Dale & Ray Liotta All ‘Stretch’ For Joe CarnahanBY KRISTEN LOPEZ
Director Joe Carnahan’s mysterious project, “Stretch,” continues to gain a diverse cast. Little has been revealed about the plot other than that it involves a chauffeur who picks up an eccentric billionaire with “devious appetites.” It’s being touted as an action-comedy, which works to the advantage of new cast memberJames Badge Dale, who has jumped onto the film in an unspecified role. Back in November it was reported that “The Conjuring” star Patrick Wilson had been cast as the aforementioned chauffeur and earlier in Maythere were reports that the new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, would be playing a cameo role in the film; but now it’s being said he’s set to play the billionaire. As the cast is now getting a lot more…interesting… “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff will be appearing in a cameo as himself, along with Ray Liotta and Shaun Toub(“The Last Airbender“), who will be a “no-nonsense limo owner” who employs Patrick Wilson’s character.Ed Helms has also joined the cast in an unspecified role along with Brooklyn Decker. Shooting starts next week and Universal hopes to have “Stretch” ready for a March 21st, 2014 release.
Exciting news for everyone! Brooklyn has yet another project coming our way, it was announced that she’s now part of the cast of the action-comedy Stretch.
Brooklyn Decker Set to ‘Stretch’ for Joe Carnahan and Jason Blum (Exclusive)
The low-budget action comedy stars Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Ed Helms
“Battleship” bombshell Brooklyn Decker will join Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Ed Helms in Joe Carnahan’s low-budget action-comedy “Stretch,” TheWrap has learned.
Wilson stars as a down-on-his-luck limo driver named Stretch who hopes to relieve his debt to a bookie by driving around a mysterious billionaire (Pine) trying to sell his ledger of criminal associates to the highest bidder.
According to an individual familiar with the project, Decker will play Wilson’s ex-girlfriend, a wild material girl who is engaged to be married to another man.
Helms co-stars as another limo driver who serves as Stretch’s conscience and reminds him that his actions will eventually have consequences.
Jason Blum, Tracy Falco and Carnahan are producing the indie movie, which has been pulling together an impressive cast of stars with strong fan bases. Blumhouse International is handling foreign sales for the movie, which starts production this summer with Leon Corcos co-producing.
Decker is a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl who made her big screen debut as Adam Sandler’s love interest in the 2011 Sony comedy “Just Go With It.” After playing Taylor Kitsch’s girlfriend in Universal’s “Battleship,” she played Dennis Quaid’s wife in Lionsgate’s motherhood comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Decker has also appeared on several popular TV series and enjoys a recurring role as Gina Gibiatti on FX’s “The League.”
She’s repped by the Gersh Agency, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and attorney James S. Adams.
Brooklyn Decker Set For Stretch
She’s joining Joe Carnahan’s latest
Surprisingly, appearing in Just Go With It, Battleship and What To Expect When You’re Expecting did not put Brooklyn Decker off films for life. Now she’s joining what should be the best film of her career so far, adding a little female energy to the boys’ club that is Joe Carnahan’s Stretch.
The details on this one seem to shift and change with each new news report on casting, but here’s the current state of play: Patrick Wilson plays a down-on-his-luck limo driver deep in debt to a bookie. The driver sees a chance to score some cash by driving a mysterious billionaire (Chris Pine) around.
Trouble is, this isn’t just a fun ride around clubs and swanky restaurants: the client is looking to sell his list of criminal associates to the highest bidder, which naturally means the trip from hell.
Ed Helms is aboard to play a fellow limo driver who cautions our hero not to get into too much trouble. We’re not sure he listens. Decker is set as Wilson’s ex-girlfriend, a label-obsessed party girl.
Carnahan is shooting this one on a low budget with backing from Jason Blum’s company. We’d expect it to roll into cinemas next year.
There’s only a little bit of info on the movie and Brooklyn’s role but we will be updating the website as soon as we get news.