Brian Duffield wrote, directed and produced this adaptation of Aaron Starmer‘s YA novel, which stars Langford and Plummer as a couple of high school students whose classmates begin to spontaneously combust, as in, explode, leaving bits of blood, brain and bone all over the place. I know high school can be hard for most people, but this movie takes things to a whole new level.
Piper Perabo and Rob Huebel co-star in this surreal satire alongside Insecure star Yvonne Orji, who appears to be some kind of government agent investigating the mysterious incidents.
Duffield produced the coming-of-age comedy with his Jurassic Party partner Nicki Cortese, as well as Matt Kaplan and Jordan Levin. As a screenwriter, Duffield has a mixed track record, but that’s hardly his fault, as he was rewritten on the Kristen Stewart movie Underwater and Netflix’s The Babysitter, while his acclaimed script Jane Got a Gun was plagued by behind-the-scenes drama, including a last-minute director switch. Spontaneous marks his feature directorial debut, so he had greater creative control this time around.
Spontaneous will be released in select theaters on Friday, Oct. 2 before hitting premium VOD on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Watch the trailer below, and let me know in the comments if you think Langford and Plummer make a good onscreen couple.