Stephen Dorff Plays a Country Singer in Official Trailer for 'Wheeler'
"It all begins with a song…" Momentum Pictures has unveiled a full trailer for a film titled Wheeler, a faux-documentary about an aspiring country music singer from Texas who heads to Nashville to make his dream come true. Actor Stephen Dorff plays Wheeler, underneath lots of make-up and a heavy country western accent, and no one knew it was him when he was making the film. As explained by Rolling Stone: "only a handful of the cast knew that it was Dorff underneath the makeup, and fans at the Bluebird Café, where he performed, were also unaware." Nice work pulling that off. I can't tell if this film is making fun of country music, or just having fun creating a fake musician, but it actually looks like it's worth checking out.
Wheeler is an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, Wheeler converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends. Wheeler is written and directed by filmmaker Ryan Ross, and produced and co-written by Stephen Dorff. Momentum Pictures will release Wheeler in select theaters + on VOD starting February 3rd, 2017 early next year. Who's interested in it?