Patrick Wilson Plays a Sex-Addicted Politician in Trailer for 'Zipper'
"I set out to help people, I never said I was better than them…" Alchemy has debuted the trailer for the sex thriller Zipper, which dramatizes the sexual urges of a man on the cusp of a bright future. Patrick Wilson stars as a politician on the rise who ends up losing everything "due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women." This is a thriller because they really play up the angle of "look how deadly this can be to your life!" with all the endless infidelity. The cast also includes Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Alexandra Breckenridge, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho and Ray Winstone. This looks interesting, but at the same time I'd kind of rather just go back and watch Joe Carnahan's Stretch again. Give it a watch.
Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson) is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. What was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. Zipper is directed by Mora Stephens, of only Conventioneers previously. The script is co-written by Joel Viertel and Mora Stephens. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year in the Premieres category. Alchemy will release Zipper in select theaters starting August 28th later this summer. Curious?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
One of the blurbs said 'This year's Gone Girl'...well, thanks for that. I couldn't get through that silly book and didn't think much of Fincher's take on it in his film either. I also don't get this Patrick Wilson guy. He seems so innocuous and uninteresting to me I can't really watch him. However, the movie does have the wonderful Lena Headey in it and the great, great Ray Winstone...so that's of interest. Cable OnDemand perhaps?
Bo on Jul 22, 2015
Looks ok. But SHAME already made a better sex-addict movie. Possibly the best. // Partick Wilson is always good in his films.
DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2015
I totally agree on Shame, excellent movie and excellent performance by M. Fassbender ...
shiboleth on Jul 22, 2015
Agree with your Shame assessment. Disagree with your P. Wilson one. Oh well, can't have it all. Actually, I can't disagree with you as Mr. Wilson does seem to be good, it's just that I find him boring and uninteresting. Ummm...
Bo on Jul 23, 2015
Ok, so he likes sex, so what? Everybody likes sex ...
shiboleth on Jul 22, 2015
Dammit. They had me up until 'This year's Gone Girl".
Jonathan on Jul 23, 2015
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