Gary Oldman & Dominic Monaghan Team for 'Monster Butler' Indie
No, there's not some strange blend of monsters and mundane housework (though the prospect might make a fun sci-fi comedy), but Monster Butler is instead an indie drama based on the true story of Roy Fontaine (aka Archibald Hall), a bisexual jewel thief, con man and serial killer (that's a triple threat!) who chronicles his personal descent into darkness leading up to his eventual capture. Malcolm McDowell is leading the film, and Heat Vision has word that Gary Oldman and "Lost" star Dominic Monaghan have joined the cast of the film from editor Doug Rath, who actually made this as a short film a few years ago.
McDowell also starred in the short film and reprises his role in the feature length version. Meanwhile, Oldman is playing Wiggy, a taxidermist with anger issues and business on the side who partners with Fontaine on a number of crimes before things get heavy and Monaghan will play David Wright, a key player in Roy’s life who also serves as his Achilles' heel. The two spark a relationship in prison and restarts when they both work on an estate. However, a blackmail attempt forces Fontaine’s hand and triggers a deadly descent into murder and mayhem. This sounds like a wholly strange drama, especially coming from someone who has made a living editing reality TV series. But with this cast, and a peculiar story, I'll be looking for this indie on the festival circuit.