Whether it’s a self-driving vehicle or rideshare, we put our lives in our hands when we decide not to drive ourselves. That idea gets taken to a brutal new level in Spree, a film starring Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery and had a ton of buzz at Sundance earlier this year.
Spree stars Keery as a young rideshare driver who will do literally anything to go viral. Even if that means going on a murderous rampage using his passengers as the victims, capturing the violence on camera for his online audience.
The film, which looks like a combo of Nerve and Crank, is directed and co-written by Eugene Kotlyarenko. Keery is joined in the cast by Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, John DeLuca, Josh Ovalle, Lala Kent, Frankie Grande, Kyle Mooney, and David Arquette.
Spree hits VOD and select theaters on August 14th.
SYNOPSIS: Meet Kurt (Joe Keery), a 23-year-old rideshare driver for Spree, who is so desperate for social media attention that he’ll stop at nothing to go viral. He comes up with a plan to livestream a rampage as a shortcut to infamy – coining his evil scheme “#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.