“The Steps” follows Jeff (Jason Ritter), an uptight New Yorker who was just let go from his job, and his party girl sister Marla (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who go meet their father (James Brolin) who has recently gotten married to a woman (Christine Lahti) with three adult children of her own. The meeting prompts a culture clash that sends both sides of the family into chaos, but when the “step” parents announce they’re adopting a child, tensions rise and bitterness is shared as everyone struggles to learn the meaning of family. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Jeff and Marla admiring a painting of their father only to find him having sex with his new wife behind the living room couch.
The film is directed by Andrew Currie, who previously directed works like the zombie comedy “Fido” and the horror thriller “Barricade.” Jason Ritter is best known for his TV work on “Joan of Arcadia,” “Parenthood,” “Gravity Falls,” “Girls,” and “Another Period.” Emmanuelle Chriqui is best known for playing Sloan on the HBO half-hour series “Entourage.” James Brolin starred in the 70’s medical drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.” as well as the prime time soap “Hotel”; he has also appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” and Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.”
“The Steps” is now available on VOD, DVD, and other digital retailers. For more information, check out the film’s website.