Wellspring digs deep to find 'Freaky' film
Indie distrib will 'Live' for pic rights
By IAN MOHR
TORONTO -- Indie distrib Wellspring has acquired all North American rights to the stop-motion animation musical-comedy "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" by John Roecker.
Pic, which features voice work by a number of alt rockers including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, is an outrageous retelling of the Manson family murders, set circa 3069.
Pic was produced through Hellcat Pictures, headed by Tim Armstrong, front man for pop punk band Rancid.
Also lending their voices to the pic are actor-helmer Asia Argento, Lunachick's Theo Kogan, AFI's Davey Havoc, X's John Doe, the Go Go's Jane Wiedlin and members of Good Charlotte and Blink-182.
Songs in the pic were penned by Faith No More and Imperial Teen keyboardist Roddy Bottum.
Wellspring will roll out the film in 2006, focusing on midnight screening slots before a DVD launch.
Pact was brokered by Wellspring's Marie Therese Guirgis and Peter Paterno and Jeff Silberman of King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, who repped the producers.