Having worked on short films for the likes of Kid Cudi, Miley Cyrus, and A$AP Rocky, director Jimmy Giannopoulos is accustomed to being around big stars. That continues with his feature directing debut, the crime drama The Birthday Cake, which gives us a chance to see Val Kilmer as a Brooklyn mob boss.
The film stars Kilmer alongside Shiloh Fernandez, Ewan McGregor, William Fichtner, Ashley Benson, Aldis Hodge, Penn Badgley, Luis Guzmán, Jeremy Allen White, and Emory Cohen, and Sopranos vets Lorraine Bracco and Vincent Pastore.
Here’s the synopsis: Gio brings a cake to a memorial celebration for the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, hosted by his uncle (Kilmer), a Brooklyn mafia boss. His life begins to change as he pieces together what really happened to his father.
The Birthday Cake will hit theaters and VOD on June 18th.