Deadline has reported that Twilight star Nikki Reed, Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright, and singer Joe Jonas will be starring in a thriller called The Highway Is For Gamblers. Writer-director Alexandra McGuinness follows her debut film Lotus Eaters with the desert-set tale of Jane (Reed), a newly crowned rodeo queen who goes missing, and her friend Heidi (Wright), who uncovers secrets and encounters the violence of life on the road while searching for her pal.
Philip Gray and Mark Lee are producers on the film, which has a November shoot planned for San Bernardino County, California. They filmmakers have raised the bulk of their budget independently but have also turned to Kickstarter seeking $165,000 in finishing funds. With a concerted social media push in the works, that goal may be achieved before long; between Reed, Wright, and Jonas, the film’s social media reach hits a combined 8.5 million followers on Twitter alone.
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