- Filmmaker Brian Skiba is teaming up with actors Alec Baldwin and Stephen Dorff for his upcoming thriller, Cold Deck.
- Cold Deck's production moved forward despite the SAG-AFTRA strike and is written by Joe Perruccio and Eric Bromberg.
- The film also includes actors Jesse Metcalfe and Tom Welling, with a release date yet to be determined.
Filmmaker Brian Skiba is teaming up with a one-time God and a maniacal vampire. Yes, Skiba (The Jonas Project, Slaughter Creek, Dead Man’s Hand) is the director behind the upcoming thriller titled Cold Deck. And the independent film will bring together award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and Stephen Dorff. Baldwin once portrayed Dr. Jed Hill — a man who claimed to be a God among surgeons in 1993’s Malice — and Dorff is arguably most well-known for portraying the undead Deacon Frost in the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Blade (1998).
According to Deadline, Cold Deck's production has pushed forward since the film was reportedly completed before the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike commenced to support the Writers Guild of America (WGA) protest.
Check out the film’s logline, courtesy of IMDb:
“A team of loggers discover a meth cook site in the middle of the forest and are forced to fight for their lives while being hunted by a drug cartel.”
Cold Deck is written by Joe Perruccio (Crypt TV: Creepypasta) and Eric Bromberg (Enemies Closer, The 2nd). The two creatives have a total of seven writing credits between them prior to their work on Cold Deck. However, Bromberg has several producing credentials to his name, including his participation on 2015’s The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez.
Baldwin and Dorff Headline Cold Deck
Alec Baldwin and Stephen Dorff certainly add an A-list elan to director Brian Skiba’s upcoming Cold Deck. Baldwin has been a major player in Hollywood since first appearing as Billy Aldrich in the television series The Doctors. And then there are those unforgettable performances Baldwin gave fans in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, 30 Rock and It's Complicated among so many others. Baldwin has also amassed a number of accolades over the years, which include Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Primetime Emmy awards.
Dorff has a way of playing an on-screen baddie, but it’s not clear if he will be at odds with Baldwin’s character in Cold Deck or not. Dorff won the 1999 MTV Movie Award for "Best Villain" thanks to his performance as the memorable Deacon Frost in Blade (1998). Actually, he tied for the honor along with Matt Dillon for There's Something About Mary. Dorff also won the 2007 New York City Horror Film Festival award for "Best Actor" after portraying Ritchie in director Kit Ryan’s Botched — Matt Dillon not included.
Jesse Metcalfe also joins the roster of actors assembling for Cold Deck. Metcalfe is best known for portraying former teenage gardener John Rowland in the television series Desperate Housewives. And Smallville’s own Clark Kent, Tom Welling, has been cast alongside Baldwin, Dorff and Metcalfe. Welling continues his acting career, and he also serves as co-host of the “ultimate Smallville rewatch podcast” titled Talk Ville alongside Lex Luthor himself, Michael Rosenbaum.
The release date for Cold Deck is TBD.