BLOODY DISGUSTING – A detective on the trail of a terrorist finds himself in a supernaturally charged trap where all the rules of police work go out the window in director Drew Hall’s Convergence.
The film arrives in select theaters on February 5, 2016 and on Digital Download, Blu-ray & DVD on February 9, 2016.
“Detective Ben Walls (Clayne Crawford, Rectify, A Walk to Remember) lives a quiet life with his wife and newborn daughter. But he’s called into action after an explosion at a local women’s health clinic – and explosion that may be the work of a terrorist bomber Ben has been tracking. While investigating the scene, another shocking event lands Ben himself in the hospital. When he awakens he is surprisingly uninjured and ready to go back into the field. But at the behest of his captain (Mykelti Williamson, Forrest Gump, Con Air) and the hospital’s few but eerily incongruous patients and staff, Ben is forced to remain inside the building.
As Ben navigates the hospital’s alarmingly empty hallways, he soon finds himself hunted by a self-proclaimed avenging angel (Ethan Embry, Eagle Eye, Vacancy), who may be the terrorist he has been looking for, and haunted by apparitions whose deadly motives remain a mystery. As Ben’s sense of reality begins to spiral out of control and the demons that surround him close in, he must find a way to both stop the supernatural forces that want him dead and catch the bomber before he strikes again.“
A modern-day myth about redemption that’s equal parts crime thriller, supernatural horror and action spectacle, Convergence is said to keep you guessing at every turn of its twisting plot right up until the last shocking frame.
Also starring in this gripping and unsettling film are Chelsea Bruland (Left Behind), Gary Grubbs (JFK), Laura Cayouette (Django Unchained) and Catalina Soto-Aguilar (Sons of Liberty).
TV LINE – Clayne Crawford, a Critics Choice Award nominee for his work as Rectify‘s Ted. Jr., has booked a recurring role on Amazon’s recently greenlit legal drama from TV vet David E. Kelley.
Ordered straight to series in December, the currently untitled drama stars Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) as a lawyer on a quest for redemption, in what is described as a 21st Century David vs. Goliath battle fought in the American legal system. William Hurt (Humans) also stars.
Details on Crawford’s role are under wraps, though his story arc is said to be pivotal. The actor will juggle this project with Sundance’s Rectify, which starts production on its final season this spring.
In addition to Rectify, Crawford’s TV credits include NCIS: New Orleans (as LaSalle’s brother Cade), Rogue, Graceland, Justified, The Glades and Season 8 of 24.
– Critics Choice Award-nominated actor also tells TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell about his upcoming movie “Spectral”
Season 4 of “Rectify” will mark the end of the show’s run on SundanceTV, and Clayne Crawford hopes that his character will go out with a bang.
“Teddy has had such a rough go at it, you know?” Crawford told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “I would like there to be something redeeming for Teddy. Maybe for him to kill Tawney, and then him end up in prison. Why not, you know? It would be exciting!”
The actor, a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards, was recently cast in David E. Kelly’s new drama “Trial” for Amazon opposite Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt.
Continue reading Clayne Crawford Wants ‘Something Redeeming for Teddy’ in Final Season of ‘Rectify’
HIGH DEF DIGEST – The action thriller starring Ethan Embry is coming to Blu-ray in February.
In an early announcement to retailers, MPI is preparing ‘Convergence’ for Blu-ray on February 9.
After suffering an explosion at the hands of a terrorist bomber he’s been tracking, detective Ben Walls (Clayne Crawford) awakens in a hospital surprisingly uninjured and ready to go back into the field. But at the behest of his Captain (Mykelti Williamson) and the hospital’s few but eerily incongruous patients and staff, Ben is forced to remain inside the building. As Ben navigates the hospital’s alarmingly empty hallways, he soon finds himself hunted by a self-proclaimed avenging angel (Ethan Embry) who may be the terrorist he’s been looking for, and haunted by apparitions whose deadly motives remain a mystery. As Ben’s sense of reality begins to spiral out of control and the demons that surround him close in, he must find a way to both stop the supernatural forces that want him dead and catch the bomber before he strikes again.
Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for ‘Convergence’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it’s indexed under February 9.
THE WRAP – Sundance series follows man who returns home after 19 years on death row
“Rectify” will end its run on SundanceTV following its upcoming fourth season, the network announced Friday.
The series follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who returns home after spending 19 years on death row. Having spent his whole life waiting to die, Daniel must try to establish a normal life.
“Rectify” was created and written by Writers Guild Award-nominated Ray McKinnon, the writer and director of the Oscar-winning short film “The Accountant” and an actor in “Deadwood” and “Sons of Anarchy.”
It is executive produced by McKinnon, as well as Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”
In addition to Young, the show stars Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Luke Kirby, and Jake Austin Walker.
The show premiered on Sundance in 2013. It has received critical praise, winning a Peabody Award in 2015.
“‘Rectify’ is in many ways a existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling,” McKinnon said in a statement. “And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey.”
Here’s a little bit about Clayne’s movie, Spectral, from Female First.
– Spectral – released 12th August
Spectral is one of the science fiction films that has, so far, gone under the radar as Nic Mathieu is set to make his feature film directorial debut.
Ian Fried, John Catins, and George Nolfi have all teamed up to pen the film’s screenplay. Universal Pictures will release the movie.
Spectral is set to mix elements of action, sci-fi and war as the film follows a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over a major city.
Another terrific cast has been assembled as Emily Mortimer, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Bruce Greenwood, and Clayne Crawford are just some of the names on board.
We haven’t been treated to the first official trailer or images for Spectral just yet, but it is certainly one of the more intriguing sci-fi films of 2016.
1. Rectify (SundanceTV)
I talked about how The Americans is one of the best shows on the air that no one is watching, but Rectifyhas to take the crown when it comes down to it. The series, which airs on a channel most people probably don’t even know about, is in its third season and is without a doubt the best character drama you can find on TV. With award worthy performances from each and every primary cast member, it’s no surprise that Rectify is as strong as it has ever been. Taking its time with its primary story, Rectify has now, three seasons in, finally begun addressing plot points raised in its first episode.
Dealing with themes in such a way that you really only get to see in books, Ray McKinnon unspools this story that so perfectly showcases the Southern Gothic genre in such a way that you can’t help but appreciate. He takes his time to let these characters grow, even if the season only takes place over a couple of days. With standout performances from Aden Young and Clayne Crawford, it’s no surprise that with the depth provided by the scripts, these relatively under-seen actors are producing some of the best performances of any show on television.
I’m so happy to announce that Clayne has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his role in Rectify! Aden Young was also nominated so its great to see the show finally getting some recognition! The Critics Choice Awards will air January 17 on A&E.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance
Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO
Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax
Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC
Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA