Vision Entertainment Group, which recently announced its partnership with Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions to produce The Grief Tourist, has added Golden Globe-winning actress and Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith to its already impressive cast. Directed by Suri Krishnamma (A Man of No Importance and New Year's Day), The Grief Tourist is currently in production for a release next year.
Melanie Griffith starring in The Grief Tourist
The Grief Tourist centers on a disturbed and troubled man whose fascination with serial killers leads him and the audience on a horrific and menacing journey through his obsessive and twisted mind as he retraces their footsteps. Possibly best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Tess McGill in Working Girl, Griffith is one of America's most-recognizable actresses, thanks in part to iconic turns in Something Wild, Body Double, Born Yesterday, Crazy in Alabama and Cecil B. Demented. She is currently in production on Nick Cassavetes' drama Yellow, also starring Sienna Miller and Ben Foster.
Written by Frank John Hughes, who starred in Band of Brothers and Catch Me if You Can, the film stars Michael Cudlitz of Southland, A River Runs Through It, The Negotiator, who also co-produces with Ivan Kavalsky (10th & Wolf). Producing the film are Vision Entertainment Group founders Zachery Ty Bryan, who starred for eight seasons on ABC's Home Improvement, and Adam Targum, writer and producer for such hit series as CSI: NY, The Eleventh Hour, Standoff, and the motion picture The Good Student. They join Suzanne DeLaurentiis, the esteemed producer behind the hit films 10th & Wolf, A Month of Sundays, Out of the Black, Shut Up and Kiss Me, I Believe in America, Soul Fore Rising.
The Grief Tourist was released in 2011 and stars Melanie Griffith, Michael Cudlitz, Eddie J. Fernandez, Suzanne Quast, Steve Nave, Donna Ponterotto, Joseph John Schirle, Sylvia Lester. The film is directed by Suri Krishnamma.