Quiver Distribution has announced a May theatrical release date for the Becky sequel The Wrath of Becky, starring Lulu Wilson
The Wrath of Becky, a sequel to the very cool “ultra violent Home Alone” thriller Becky, which was released in 2020 (watch it HERE, read the 9/10 review the film received from our own Lance Vlcek HERE), made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival last month, and now Quiver Distribution has announced that they will be giving the film a theatrical release on May 26th! To help you decide whether or not you’ll want to see The Wrath of Becky on the big screen next month, we have the teaser trailer embedded above.
While the first Becky was directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay by Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye, and Lane Skye, The Wrath of Becky has been written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. Angel and Coote previously directed the Netflix thrillers The Open House and Hypnotic. The sequel has the following synopsis: After living off the grid for two years, Becky finds herself going toe to toe against Darryl, the leader of a fascist organization, on the eve of an organized attack.
The Wrath of Becky was produced by Russ Posternak of Post Film; Raphael Margules, JD Lifshitz, and Tracy Rosenblum of BoulderLight Pictures; Chadd Harbold; and Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman. Quiver Distribution’s Berry Meyerowitz, Jeff Sackman, and Larry Greenberg serve as executive producers alongside Wilson, Scott, Nick Morris, Jonathan Millot, and Cary Murnion. The production was financed by Media Finance Capital and Rainmaker Films.
Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation) reprises the role of Becky and is joined in the cast by Seann William Scott (American Pie), Matt Angel (The Funhouse Massacre), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), Aaron Dalla Villa (Hayride to Hell), Michael Sirow (Wrong Place), Gabriella Piazza (The Many Saints of Newark), John D. Hickman (The Last Full Measure), Denise Burse-Fernandez (Vacation Friends), Jill Larson (The Taking of Deborah Logan), Kate Siegel (Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House), and Alison Cimmet (The Big Sick).
Angel and Coote provided the following statement:
There’s nothing like a good revenge film. Maybe everyone feels that way. Or maybe that’s just us, given we’ve both been in therapy for a considerable portion of our adult lives, and need to find our catharsis somewhere. The point is, when we were approached to write and direct a sequel to Becky, we said yes without hesitation.
A movie about a 16-year-old girl with anger management issues, slaughtering a bunch of irredeemables in the most violent ways possible? Yeah… we’ll make that movie.
All great sequels build upon what made their predecessors successful: they evolve; they take the time to establish the new intricacies of a familiar character; they build upon the original audience’s desires, while simultaneously bringing new fans into the fold. We set out to make The Wrath of Becky that sequel.
From the first frame, we wanted to subvert the expectations of anyone who has seen the first film — to elevate what we saw as a franchise-worthy character to the next level. We wanted to make Becky a symbolic force — a vigilante — hellbent on destroying some of the darkness we see in the headlines today. And, most importantly, we wanted The Wrath of Becky to continue our heroine’s quest for justice. This is a girl who will fight for what she loves most, by any means necessary, no matter the cost — and she may even enjoy herself in the process.
Are you looking forward to The Wrath of Becky, and will you be watching it during the theatrical release? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I really enjoyed Becky, so I’m hyped to see this sequel.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-wrath-of-becky-may-release/