Chase Palmer garnered huge success turning Stephen King’s It into a screenplay for the big screen. Now he is tackling an even bigger book with his directorial debut, Naked Singularity.
Sergio De La Pava, a former Manhattan District Attorney with first-hand knowledge of the everyday travesties of justice in city courtrooms, wrote the PEN prize-winning novel A Naked Singularity. This genre-bending film adaptation is both an ambitious, razor-sharp indictment of legal dysfunction and an entertaining, high-stakes heist.
Naked Singularity tells the story of Casi (John Boyega), a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. He doubts all he has worked for and sees signs of the universe collapsing all around him. An unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) pulls him into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist . And both try to beat the broken system at its own game.
The film also features a memorable performance from veteran actress Linda Lavin. She plays an antagonistic judge who give’s John Boyega’s character a run for his money!
Chase Palmer wrote and directed award-winning short films Neo-Noir and Shock and Awe. They have played at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, BFI London, and Deauville. Palmer co-wrote It: Chapter 1, the highest-grossing horror film in history. A current writing projects is the gothic western Unbury Carol for director Cary Fukunaga and Fox Searchlight. Another is Monsterpocolypse for Warner Bros. and director Fede Alvarez.
Naked Singularity will be available on VOD August 13th.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with writer/director Chase Palmer and Linda Lavin about the film.