Will Forte (‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Last Man on Earth’) costars in the new Irish supernatural comedy ‘Extra Ordinary’, which will make its debut on Sunday at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Forte plays the film’s villain, a washed-up one-hit-wonder pop star, named Christian Winter. ‘Extra Ordinary’ also stars Maeve Higgins and Barry Ward, and was directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.
Higgins plays Rose, “a sweet, small-town driving instructor, gifted with supernatural abilities, The Talents, which mean she can talk to the spirit world.” Unfortunately, this isn’t a secret and she finds herself hounded by the locals who constantly expect her to help with every little supernatural hiccup in the town, including “haunted rubbish bins, tractors, children’s bikes, frying pans etc.” But she changes her tune slightly when approached for help by teenager Sarah Martin (Emma Coleman), who needs help freeing her father, Martin Martin (Ward), from the nagging spirit of his deceased wife.
Meanwhile, Forte’s Christian plans to make a deal with the devil to reclaim his fame, which involves sacrificing a virgin– Sarah– and opening a portal to hell. Rose and Martin must work together to “save the girl, stop a hell hole opening, thwart Christian’s evil plan, deliver a baby, save a dying magpie, get rid of Martin’s ex-wife so maybe they can fall in love a bit before the whole world collapses before their very eyes.”
‘Extra Ordinary’ has received comparisons to Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s vampire spoof ‘What We Do in the Shadows’.
Check out the trailer below:
Among the other highlights to debut at SXSW are Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Red 11’, Jonathan Levine’s ‘Long Shot’ (formerly known as ‘Flarsky’) starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, and Alexander Skarsgård, and what promises to be the hottest ticket at the festival, Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated horror movie ‘Us’.
‘Extra Ordinary’ will be screened at the Stateside Theater, Sunday, March 10, 5:30 pm.
Source: Entertainment Weekly