Affluenza, starring Nicola Peltz, was recently acquired by FilmBuff and has been slotted for a July 11 theatrical and on demand release date.
Peltz stars alongside Steve Guttenberg, Samantha Mathis, Grant Gustin, Ben Rosenfield, and Gregg Sulkin in the coming-of-age drama that is loosely based on The Great Gatsby.
The script was written by Antonio Macia, who previously teamed up with the film's director Kevin Asch on Holy Rollers.
Set in upscale Great Neck, Long Island amid the 2008 financial crisis, the film title references a term derived from the merging of the words "affluence" and "influenza." It is often used to refer to the rampant consumerism that many believe led to the crisis.
“This is a film I felt compelled to make – the themes of money, family, and finding one's place in society have never been more relevant. I'm excited for audiences to be entertained by this seminal group of actors who create a provocative and layered world. FilmBuff is a perfect partner,” said Asch.
According to FilmBuff's head of content Steven Beckman, "Affluenza possesses a strong visual style, terrific cast and a dynamic script combining highly relevant issues with a sense of youthfulness that will allow for the film to connect with wide audiences.”
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At least one member of the Affluenza cast is seeing good things in her acting career.
Peltz burst onto the scene in 2010's Airbender and from there went on to Arts and Entertainment Network's Bates Motel series.
— Inside Bates Motel (@InsideBates) March 4, 2014
Her biggest role yet might be her most recent, as the female lead in the latest Transformers movie. Peltz will play Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction. She'll star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the film, which is scheduled for a June 2014 release.
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