Stephen Dorff’s Country Music Film ‘Wheeler’ Coming In 2017


Stephen Dorff in Wheeler.

Stephen Dorff’s upcoming country music film Wheeler was shot in Nashville and will be released Feb. 3 to theaters and on demand. reports: “Dorff used prosthetic makeup and, with only a few in the know, as ‘Wheeler’ converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live including at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe. Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Tomberlin and rising star Audrey Spillman also appear and perform.”

In addition to starring in the film, and writing and performing the music, Dorff co-wrote and produced the movie with director Ryan Ross.

According to Variety, Momentum Pictures has acquired the North American rights, and Varèse Sarabande Records will release the official soundtrack on Feb. 3. The single “Pour Me Out of This Town,” co-written with his brother/hit songwriter Andrew Dorff, is available on digital services.

Tomberlin, Mickey Raphael, and Derek Vanderhorst executive produced the film.

The extensive makeup effects come courtesy of Christien Tinsley (Westworld, The Passion of the Christ) and his team.


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