Trailer Watch: Take Me
Set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25th, Take Me marks the directorial debut of super character actor Pat Healy (Small Crimes and Cheap Thrills). The Duplass Brothers-produced ride will be based on a screenplay from Mike Makowsky and stars both Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) and Healy in the lead roles.
Healy plays Ray, a man who runs a rather unorthodox business, one that clients pay him for to bring a dash of excitement into their mundane lives. The excitement comes in the form of kidnapping. Ray is really into his job (peep the wardrobe) and all seems to be going well until he is hired by the most intense client he has ever encountered.
A huge influence on Take Me is the classic screwball comedy Twentieth Century directed by Howard Hawks, a recommendation Healy made when he guested on Vulcan Staff Picks earlier this year.
He also told us this on the Colorado Street Podcast as well, which made us excited for two reasons: we need more screwball comedies dammit, and it is awesome to see him reach that far back for inspiration on such a modern piece. If you cannot make it to the Tribeca Film Festival, have no fear because Take Me will get a limited theatrical run on May 5th and be available on VOD starting May 2nd.