The film is a follow-up to Bell’s 2008 “Bigger Faster Stronger,” and follows the filmmaker’s journey into the nature of prescription drug addiction through his own firsthand experience as well as through interviews with sports veterans and everyday people. Actor Josh Alexander (“Made for Each Other,” “My Best Friend’s Girl”) wrote the film and Greg Young edited it. Alexander and Young also served as co-directors alongside Chris Bell.
“I could not be happier that Samuel Goldwyn Films will be distributing ‘Prescription Thugs,’ enabling our story to reach a broad and diverse audience,” said Bell. “Samuel Goldwyn Films has shown in the past their commitment to films that can shock, entertain and create a discussion, and that is exactly what we hope this film will do.”
“Prescription Thugs” had its world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Its release date has not yet been announced.