Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Billy Joel Will Lend Motorcyles, Work on Soundtrack for Indie Biker Movie


Billy Joel is getting into the movie business, sort of. He’s organizing the soundtrack and lending his motorcycles for an indie biker movie called “American Dresser.” Billy is listed as Consulting Producer. The film stars Stephen Lang, veteran Wes Studi and a New York actor named Carmine Cangialosi. The movie shoots in Long Island Mexico beginning this September. I guess the soundrack will be songs from Billy’s massive catalog. A casting call has gone out, it’s all on the up and up, but no one’s registered the film yet on the Updates to come…

Here’s the synopsis:

In this modern day western, old friends John Moore and Charlie Wildhorse are
brought together by unfortunate circumstances that turn into an opportunity for both to fulfill a life
long dream of riding their motorcycles West from Long Island, New York. Once on the open road
the ride takes an unexpected turn, in the form of a young loner named Willie. After some
problems and a few states, the three men from two very different generations slowly begin to
understand one another, while learning a little something about themselves as they cross our
breathtaking and diverse country. The adventures they encounter along the way will last a
lifetime, while making the heart pump and the imagination run wild.
“People get older but dreams are ageless.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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