HUFF Adds a Bloody Twist to the Tale of the ‘Three Little Pigs’

There are some pros and cons about being in the business I am in.  The cons are what you would most likely expect…long hours and little pay.  However, the pros always outweigh the cons no matter how you slice it.  We get free product to review, invites to exclusive events and most importantly…we get to meet and interact with talent that most people only see and read about in US Weekly.  So from that point of view, I love my job.  One such talented actor I had the chance of meeting this summer is a cool cat by the name of Anton Troy (see my interview with him here).  Now through Anton I met the man of the hour here, Paul Morrell.  He came highly referred to me from Anton in regards to a movie project I am working on.  Paul and I really hit it off.  I can’t tell you how personable, down-to-earth and fun this guy really is.  He’s the type of person we all need in Hollywood.  Anyway, I’m here to spread the gospel of Mr. Morrell and let you all know about the really “killer” project he is working on now.  It’s called Huff. And I’m super stoked about it!  The cast and premise both sound dynamite!  But don’t take my word for it.  Read all about it below and as my good friend Paul Morrell always says…ROCK IT!

HUFF MOVIE ADDS BLOODY TWIST TO TALE OF THREE LITTLE PIGS Independent horror-thriller feature film inks stars, set to begin principal photography in December.

SANTA CLARITA (November 21, 2011)—In this dark, allegorical adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, Virgil “Huff” Huffington (Charlie O’Connell) is an abusive stepfather to three teenage girls living in poverty in rural Southern California. Huff is on the verge of a lucrative drug deal that will finally give him the money to escape his miserable life and retire to Mexico in style with his sexy mistress, Laci (Natasha Alam).

Huff’s plans begin to unravel when his battered wife, Lorelei (Elina Madison), secretly gives the money intended for the drug deal to her daughters and tells them to run away and seek better lives for themselves. This triggers a chain of rage-induced asthma attacks (yes, the villain “huffs and puffs”), violence, and murders as Huff attempts to locate the three runaways and recover his money.

Brixi (Amber Bollinger), the eldest and smartest daughter, must fight for survival as she attempts to protect her sisters from their beastly stepfather.

Charlie O’Connell, younger brother of Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire), has signed on to play the title role of Huff. The younger O’Connell is best known as The Bachelor (2005) and makes a departure from his handsome charmer persona by assuming the role of a manipulative, volatile, asthma-stricken stepfather who adeptly uses Bible scripture to oppress, manipulate and abuse his wife and three stepdaughters.

July 2010 Playboy cover model Natasha Alam (“True Blood,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) shows up as Huff’s kinky mistress and his source of funds for the big drug deal. Insiders say to expect a “closed set” for her scenes. Mayra Leal, fresh off the success of her memorable role in 2010 action-thriller Machete from Robert Rodriguez, stars as a strung out neighbor who befriends the young girls until her addictions get the best of her. Multi-talented fan favorite Clint Howard (Apollo 13, The Dilemma, Evilspeak) will also appear in this twisted tale.

“We’re combining the dramatic story elements of a thriller with the kills of a horror film, so don’t expect campy dialogue in this pic,” says Director Paul Morrell. “This will be disturbingly real.” Morrell, is coming off a successful 2011 theatrical release of his independent feature Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust which debuted nationwide on 11 screens and came in fifth at the box office in per screen average (38th overall). The film also garnered accolades for Morrell for accomplishing so much with so little—he had a budget of only $18,000 for Filth. He’s been given a budget many times that for his latest effort.

For HUFF, Morrell has reassembled key members of his Filth team, including Producer Terry James, Cinematographer Royce Allen Dudley, and Production Designer John Nasby. The screenplay was written by enigmatic newcomer Sydney Corpuscle who has declined to comment.

Make sure to check out the film’s exclusive Facebook page and website at www.huffmovie.com!



1 Response to “HUFF Adds a Bloody Twist to the Tale of the ‘Three Little Pigs’”

  1. Matt Goodman

    “…And this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way to hell.”

    That would be a killer poster caption.