‘Viena And The Fantomes’ Trailer: Dakota Fanning’s Long-Vanished Punk Rock Film Arrives Next Month

Way back in 2013, Dakota Fanning signed on to star in the English-language debut by Miss Bala director Gerardo Naranjo. Titled Viena and the Fantomes, the musical drama centered on a roadie as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery while traveling across American with a punk rock band in the 1980s. Shot in 2014, the film just sorta vanished. No premieres, no festival dates, nada. And now, in the time of streaming dominance, it has been unearthed and set for a straight-to-digital release.

Universal Home Entertainment will release Viena and the Fantomes digitally on June 30th. The film stars Fanning alongside Caleb Landry Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Evan Rachel Wood, Frank Dillane, Jeremy Allen White, and Jon Bernthal.

I’m very curious to know about everything that went down with this film that caused it to be ghost for so long.

SYNOPSIS: Viena, a beautiful, young roadie, travels with the Fantomes, an edgy post-punk band, as they tour through America in the 1980s. What starts out as a wild ride of concerts and parties quickly descends into an alcohol and drug induced haze. Viena finds herself trapped in a dangerous love triangle between a good natured roadie and an unbalanced band member, as she is forced to find her own means of survival-no matter the cost.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.