Mora Stephens’ provocative political drama “Zipper” is gearing up for its nationwide release. The star-studded film, headlined by Patrick Wilson and featuring Lena Headey and Richard Dreyfuss in supporting roles, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before Alchemy acquired the film for North American distribution. The film drew buzz for its unconventional approach to the well-explored topic of political sex scandals.
Wilson stars in “Zipper” as Sam Ellis, a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future whose one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction that threatens to destroy his life, family and career. The film is a deliberately insular experience, told from “inside the experience of the candidate himself,” according to Stephens.
Alchemy has just released the exclusive official poster for “Zipper” (above), presenting the film’s mood and stakes with a mysterious, evocative image. Wilson, looking over his shoulder in a dimly-lit bar, is faced with the film’s central question: “Why take the risk?”
Check out the poster above. “Zipper” will be released in theaters and on demand on August 28.