Alec Baldwin proves that VOD’s bankability is far from rusty.
Baldwin’s latest film, “Supercell,” debuted in the top 10 on iTunes, marking the actor’s first film on the set of “Rust” since the fateful shooting in October 2021. Baldwin is currently charged with manslaughter in the death of cameraman Halyna Hutchins. “Rust” producer Anjul Nigam and actor Baldwin’s production banner Persona Entertainment are also behind “Supercell,” with Nigam serving as an executive producer.
“Supercell” has grossed just under $8,000 in theaters since its March 17 release on VOD. Directed by Herbert James Winterstern and written by Anna Elizabeth James, “Supercell” follows a teenage boy (Daniel Diemer) who tries to save his storm-chasing father’s legacy from a corrupt local tourism business. Baldwin plays the film’s profit-hungry villain, Zane Rogers.
The film also stars late star Anne Heche, “Scream” actor Skeet Ulrich and Richard Gunn. Production took place in June 2021.
The film is priced at $14.99 on iTunes and has reached the top 10 on Apple’s pay-per-view charts. “Supercell” is financed by Ryan Donnell Smith and Emily Salveson’s Streamline Global, with Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher also producing.
Baldwin is still in production on “Rust,” which will resume filming later this spring at the Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana. “Marcel with Shell Shoes” cinematographer Bianca Cline replaces the late Hutchins as the film’s cinematographer. “Rust” director Joel Souza, who was also injured on set, returns to helm the film.