Breaking Bad vet Giancarlo Esposito takes on directing duties and co-stars in the upcoming feature The Show, a thriller that explores the dark side of reality television. For the project Esposito has enlisted a solid ensemble cast (Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen, James Franco, Sarah Wayne Callies, Caitlin Fitzgerald) to anchor his narrative.
The story centers on Adam Rogers (Duhamel), a TV host who collaborates with a ratings obsessed network executive (Janssen) to create a new program which features a live death every week. Esposito co-stars as the janitor who joins “the show” as a last ditch attempt to ensure his family’s survival.
Movies like Network and more recently Money Monster explore the far reaching effects media has on our own lives, and though The Show seems to have pure thriller elements, having an insightful artist like Esposito behind the helm should elevate the material.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The Show hits theaters and On Demand September 15.