Director Ramaa Mosley’s feature debut, The Brass Teapot, was announced as one of the final additions to the TIFF line-up next month, and now we’ve got our first images of the leading stars, Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) and Michael Angarano (Red State).
The film is based on a short story by Tim Macy, who penned the screenplay, having worked with Mosley on a 2007 short film adaptation of the same story.
“An impoverished young couple (Juno Temple and Michael Angarano) stumble upon an antique teapot that magically dispenses cash whenever either of them feels pain, inspiring them to ever-greater extremes, as they ascend the ranks of the nouveau riche. Director Ramaa Mosley eschews violence for a more whimsical, Tim Burton–esque treatment in this offbeat, darkly funny satire.”
The brilliant Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Alexis Bledel (Sin City), Ben Rappaport (Outsourced), and Matt Walsh (Ted) complete the supporting cast nicely.
The Brass Teapot will premiere at Toronto next month, where it will be seeking – and hopefully find – distribution, both in and out of the US. The premise sounds excellent, and we can’t wait to see if it lives up to the idea. For now, enjoy these first look images, and as usual, you can click to enlarge.