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K-11, the directorial debut of Jules Stewart, is due out in the US later this year, and we’ve got an exclusive image for you.
Stewart, previously a script supervisor (and, yes, the mother of Twilight’s Kristen Stewart), makes her writing and directing debut with this one, and the subject matter doesn't exactly flinch from potential controversy.
The film stars Goran Visnjic as a record producer who winds up in prison after a drugs binge. Although he doesn’t end up in a standard cell: he’s put into the ‘K-11 unit’ for gay and transgendered inmates.
The film is fictional, although the K-11 unit does exist in the L.A. County Men’s Jail.
Visnjic has been on a strong run of late, providing solid support in Beginners and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We’re keen to see what he does with another lead role.
Here’s the official synopsis in full:
"K-11 is a riveting drama that deals with the politics of race and gender-identity in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.
"The film follows Raymond Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic), a powerful record producer who wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey (Kate del Castillo), Raymond is truly a fish out of water. Complicating matters are a troubled young transgender named Butterfly (Portia Doubleday), a predatory child molester (Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister) and the ruthless Sheriff’s Deputy, Lt. Johnson (D.B. Sweeney).
"Ray’s struggle to contact the outside world and regain his freedom seems impossible, but he must learn to navigate this new power structure if he is ever going survive and be in control of his life again."
K-11 is expected to open later this year.