John Malkovich is nothing if not versatile. He's a dual Oscar nominee (Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire) who's best known for turns as a Vietnam War photojournalist in The Killing Fields and a depraved nobleman in Dangerous Liaisons and, of course, himself, in Being John Malkovich. Now, he's starring as a sort of sketchy Comic-Con type who's easily seduced by an offer of good weed.
In Supercon, from director Zak Knutson, a ragtag group of friends (played by the likes of Ryan Kwanten and Maggie Grace) plan to pull off a heist at a comic book convention. And turns out all Malkovich's Sid Newberry needs to be seduced into the scheme is marijuana, which he is offered by a cosplaying Grace in this exclusive clip.
"Love this disguise. It's like Louise Brooks-goth nerd," Sid says. When she tries to use clever code words for the aforementioned pot proposal ("Willie Nelson is playing a concert"), Sid's partial deafness makes all the coyness pointless, until she finally shouts, "We've got great weed." "Guys!" he exclaims. "Back in 20!"
Watch the redband trailer for Supercon:
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"Another weekend, another comic convention for former TV actor Keith Mahar (Russell Peters). Most people don't recognize Keith. His only claim to fame was as a child star in an 80’s television show. Keith reluctantly joins his close friends, cartoon voice-over actor Matt (Kwanten), comic book artist Allison (Grace), and 80’sTV star Brock (Brooks Braselman), who are also working the convention, but things take a turn for the worst when Keith’s former co-star and Supercon’s big ticket draw for the weekend -- Adam King -- decides to have this group fired and banned from the convention with the help of the convention promoter. This launches the friends on a crusade to bring down King and the promoter in the most epic way imaginable."
Supercon is in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 27. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the DVD on June 5.