Ignite Channel Acquires Russell Brand Documentary ‘BRAND: A Second Coming’
Ignite Channel Acquires Russell Brand Documentary 'BRAND: A Second Coming'
It’s hard to think of Russell Brand as just a comedian and actor when he’s really lived the life of a rockstar. Always dressed in Bohemian glam garb, Brand has been candid about his struggles with drugs and sex, and he has seemed to turn towards activism as a way to battle his demons. While the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star has fled the Hollywood scene as of late, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Ondi Timoner (“Dig!”) has taken on the task of documenting his whereabouts in “BRAND: A Second Coming.’
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The official synopsis reads: “”BRAND: A Second Coming” follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas and empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons: Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ. We follow his evolution from addict to Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor and newfound hero to the underserved. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?”
“I am thrilled we are taking ‘A Second Coming’ to a theater near you, as I have witnessed the way audiences react to this film together in a room and the passionate discussions that follow,” said director Ondi Timoner, “We at Interloper Films are also very excited to work with Steve Brown and his team at Ignite Channel in using innovative techniques with data and social media to identify and reach our audiences across the nation.”
No release date has been set.
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