Jack Kilmer, Michael Okay. Williams and Oscar winner Melissa Leo star within the indie movie from writer-director John Swab.
Over the previous couple years, I’ve learn a number of articles about shady rehab services and remedy applications, so once I was supplied the chance to take a look at the brand new indie film Body Brokers, I leapt on the likelihood. Now, Collider can completely debut a trailer and a poster for the indie crime drama, which hails from writer-director John Swab — himself a former addict.
Jack Kilmer (Lords of Chaos) and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) star as Utah and Opal, a couple of junkies residing on the streets of rural Ohio till a seemingly likelihood encounter with the enigmatic Wood (Michael Okay. Williams) brings them to Los Angeles for drug remedy. Utah seems to search out sobriety with the assistance of a therapist (Oscar winner Melissa Leo), and he quickly falls for a former addict (Jessica Rothe from Happy Death Day) who now works as a tech on the remedy heart. However, Utah finally discovers that drug remedy is simply a cowl for a predatory enterprise that enlists addicts to recruit different addicts, and Utah is not any exception. Wood and his drug remedy mogul companion (Frank Grillo) take Utah beneath their wing and introduce him to the great life, although Utah’s habit stays his greatest impediment.
Owen Campbell (Super Dark Times) and Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) co-star within the movie alongside indie musician Sam Quartin and veteran character actor Peter Greene, who’s finest identified for enjoying Zed in Pulp Fiction and Redfoot in The Usual Suspects.
“I was a street junky for over a decade. During my early attempts at recovery, I went through countless rehabs and detoxes all over the country. In that time, I was “brokered” and then taught how to broker bodies. This is the true story of the multi-billion dollar insurance scandal within the substance abuse treatment industry,” Swab wrote in his director’s assertion. “The FBI recently raided several of the largest treatment centers in Southern California for body brokering and insurance fraud — with more to come. With the opiate epidemic being a central topic of conversation, people need to know about the predatory nature of the proposed solution to the problem: treatment. This is a film about where capitalism fails addicts.”
Indeed, as Body Brokers explains, when the Affordable Healthcare Act was signed in 2008, it required each healthcare supplier to cowl substance abuse remedy. Since the invoice was handed, almost 2,000 sober livings, 100 in-patient remedy facilities, and 200 detox services have opened up, and that is simply in Southern California alone. That is sort of 35,000 beds that should be crammed every month, and nearly 500,000 beds that should be crammed every year, which signifies that the soiled enterprise of getting clear is a multi-billion greenback business.
Vertical Entertainment will launch Body Brokers in theaters and on VOD/digital platforms on Feb. 19. Watch the trailer above, and take a look at a handful of photos from the movie in addition to the unique poster. You may see Grillo within the upcoming Hulu film Boss Level.
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