Duplass Brothers Could Reteam with Jonah Hill for 'Pitchfork' Thriller

June 9, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

The Duplass Brothers / Pitchfork

The writing and directing duo broke out of mumblecore style films like Baghead and The Puffy Chair, Mark and Jay Duplass made a splash with Jonah Hill in the comedy Cyrus. Now the duo may reunite with the star of the 2010 film for a new dramatic thriller called Pitchfork. Named for the music website of the same name and the nature of the story, the film would follow the middle-aged mother of an indie rocker who, after her son is killed in a car accident, seeks vengeance on an online blogger who had peddled snark about her son. However, the story takes a strange turn when she finds out the blogger is just a teen.

24 Frames says Hill could end up playing the teenage blogger while Susan Sarandon is apparently being sought to play the mother. There's even a chance that Mark Duplass, who also has an acting career after starring in the buzzed about indie Humpday, could take a supporting role, but that's just speculation at this point. Either way, right now the brothers are shopping the script around to studios so hopefully it will get picked up sooner than later. The Duplass duo have a unique writing style that is both genuine and heartfelt, and it really brings something fresh to the big screen. And as someone who enjoyed Cyrus, reteaming them with Jonah Hill sounds like a great plan. What do you think?

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I read Pitchfork every day so i'm very interested in seeing how this turns out.

Adam L on Jun 9, 2011


What a sickening, cloying, smug piece of shit premise. They might as well cast The Arcade Fire and a pair of horn-rimmed glasses to make it even more palatable to hipsters. And they could set it in Austin and have a subplot about fixie bikes. And the sequel could be when Johan Hill starts a design collective and or band.

Lebowski on Jun 10, 2011


Gotta agree this plot sounds like complete shit and this is coming from someone who reads Pitchfork everyday. This story is beneath them. I think they should shoot for music documentaries. I mean isn't music what they do?

Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011

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