Joe Keery has made quite the departure from his role as Steve Harrington in Netflix’s Stranger Things, as the first trailer for his new movie Spree reveals in all its vlog-style glory.
Spree, directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko and executive produced by Drake (!), is essentially a feature-length YouTube video featuring everything from candid vape reviews, live-streaming, and murder rampages. Hawkins, this ain’t.
In the first trailer for Spree, we’re introduced to 23-year-old rideshare driver Kurt (Keery), who is desperate for social media attention and will stop at literally “nothing” to go viral.
The official synopsis for the movie – which also stars David Arquette and The OC‘s Mischa Barton – tells of Kurt’s plan to livestream a rampage “as a shortcut to infamy”.
As part of what Kurt calls #thelesson, “he installs a set of cameras in his car and begins streaming his rides. Wildly miscalculating the popularity that would come from his lethal scheme, Kurt’s desperation grows as he tries to find a way to overcome the plan’s flaws.
“In the middle of all this madness, a stand-up comedian (Sasheer Zamata) with her own viral agenda crosses Kurt’s path and becomes the only hope to put a stop to his misguided carnage.”
The dark comedy first premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it will be released in cinemas and on demand on August 14, 2020.
Meanwhile, Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are now streaming on Netflix.