Emile Hirsch In For 'The Motel Life.' Next Up: Everyone Else
Perhaps not promising enough to make their ambitious schedule, which contemplates shooting this year, despite having a director, co-stars, or even a screenwriter on board. C'mon, Polsk brothers. Bust a move.
The Motel Life centers around two destitute brothers who flee their digs at a Reno motel after one drunkenly hits and kills a young teenager riding a bike. The two eventually return to Reno where they face judgment for their actions. The story is promising, and the casting of Hirsch appears to be a great fit, after seeing him play a similar hard-up character in Alpha Dog.
The project seems to be a ways from completion, so it's difficult to presume how this project will play out, but the Polsky brothers have been hanging tight for a while, which suggests that they aren't willing to turn this over to just anyone. Sorry, Brett Ratner. (Playlist)