EXCLUSIVE: Production is gearing up on Fruit of the Poisonous Tree, a true crime action-drama set to star Scott Haze (Horizon: An American Saga), Willa Fitzgerald (The Fall Of The House of Usher), Joel Courtney (Kissing Booth), Tait Fletcher (The Mandalorian) and British singer HRVY in his feature film debut.
New Mexico-based Edith Productions is behind the project, which has a SAG AFTRA interim agreement.
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Veteran director Fritz Kiersch (the original Children of the Corn) and casting director-producer Shayne Hartigan (Slayers) are aboard for the movie which is being made in association with Ken DuBow and Jonathan DuBow of Access Entertainment, which is handling sales at AFM.
According to the producers, the film will delve into the Operation Powerstroke police file, a detective’s multi-year investigation into a police-protected crime ring. Filming is being lined up for early next year in New Mexico.
Harvey Leigh Cantwell, also known by his stage name HRVY, is an English singer and TV personality who competed on hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing in 2020.
Haze recently had supporting roles in box office hits Jurassic World Dominion and Sound Of Freedom.
This year, actors Eric Roberts and the late Tom Sizemore also starred in a crime movie called Fruit of the Poisonous Tree but the two movies are unrelated.
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