added: Thu, Jan 17th '13
Longtime commercial/music-video director Ramaa Mosley makes her feature-film debut with "The Brass Teapot," a modern-day quirky fable starring Michael Angarano and Juno Temple as a newly-married husband-and-wife team that comes across an antique teapot and discovers it magically spits out money. The catch? The financially-strapped couple will have to inflict pain onto themselves in order to receive their cash, which eventually causes them to question if their loving relationship can survive their twisted desire of being rich.
However, if you're wondering how much pain is needed to be showered with a boatload of dollar bills? Well, going by the film's just-released trailer, it's going to take a small kick to the groin, a quick visit to the dentist, a tramp-stamp tattoo, a rusty hammer to the hand, a brutal punch to the eye, and a little rough sex. So, it's not all that bad.
Based on the indie comic book by Tim Macy, who also penned the screenplay, "The Brass Teapot" will debut on iTunes/VOD on February 28th, followed with a theatrical release on April 5th.
John and Alice live in small-town America -- 20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted "most likely to succeed," Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn't long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes... THE BRASS TEAPOT is a magical dark comedy that reminds us to be careful what we wish for.
directed by Ramaa Mosley
starring Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Stephen Park, Debra Monk, Billy Magnussen
release date February 28, 2013 (iTunes / VOD), April 5, 2013 (In Theaters)