Tunde Adebimpe, frontman for the acclaimed rock band TV On The Radio, is back in front of the camera again, this time with “SNL” alum Kristen Wiig, starring in writer/director Sebastian Silva’s drama “Nasty Baby.”
In the film, Adebimpe and Silva play a gay couple (Freddy and Mo) who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend Anna, played by Wiig. Freddy and Mo don’t see eye to eye on the idea – Freddy wants to do it; Mo is ambivalent, especially when Anna isnʼt having success with Freddyʼs sperm and the donor responsibility shifts to him.
Meanwhile, Reg E. Cathey plays a supporting character in the film known only as The Bishop, who is described as a “potentially dangerous” neighbor of theirs, who’s one of several multicultural characters that they interact with.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Nasty Baby, centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy (Sebastian Silva) and his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly (Kristen Wiig). Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a father. Polly is a family practitioner who is more interested in having a baby than having a man. Mo is hesitant about the entire idea, especially when Polly isn’t having success with Freddyʼs sperm and the donor responsibility shifts to him. Set almost entirely in the multicultural vibrancy of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the trio navigates the idea of creating life, when they are confronted by unexpected harassment from particularly aggressive neighborhood man, nicknamed The Bishop (Reg E. Cathey). The Bishop is bothersome in small, yet persistent ways, with a hint of danger. As their clashes become increasingly aggressive, someone is bound to get hurt.”
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year
Christine Vachon produced through her Killer Films shingle, along with David Hinojosa and Charlie Dibe. Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain’s Chilean company Fabula is also producing.
The first U.S. trailer and poster for the film have arrived ahead of the film’s October 23 release. Both are embedded below: