Seems like when you’re hot, you’re hot. Michael Shannon, on an Oscar track for his supporting role in “99 Homes,” has a new indie film.
“Pottersville” sounds like the anti-sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Alas, it’s an original film directed Seth Henrikson, produced by Scott Lochmus, Ron Perlman, Josh Crook, and Jonathan Gray.
Shannon plays a man named Maynard who gets swept up in a sighting of Bigfoot, according to sources. Believe it or not there is regular discussion of Bigfoot and Sasquatch on over night radio shows like George Noory’s “Coast to Coast.” (There’s also discussion of alien abductions.)
Shannon has been getting critics award attention for his role in “99 Homes” and may score a Critics Choice nomination. He’s got 7 or 8 indies coming in 2016, supplementing them by playing General Zod in the Superman movies like “Man of Steel” and the upcoming “Batman v. Superman.” He wrapped a legit run last night in “Pilgrim’s Progress,” a stage production at his Chicago Red Orchid Theater.