Tubi has announced that they have begun production on the new film ‘Spread,’ said to be based on a true story. The movie is being directed by Ellie Kanner with Buffy Charlet handling the script as well as co-producing it with Tubi Films and Cartel Pictures.
Tubi Chief Content Officer Adam Lewinson said in a press release, “SPREAD is a smart comedy inspired by a true story that shows how an unexpected turn in one’s career aspirations can spark a journey of self-discovery.”
“The fantastic Liz Gillies and the legendary Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel are joined by an outstanding ensemble cast in this upcoming Tubi Original with a wholly unique voice from an incredibly funny and perceptive screenplay,” he added.
The movie stars Gillies, who also is an executive producer. It also stars Bryan Craig, Blake Harrison, Keith Walker, Dia Frampton, Jonah Platt, and Diora Baird.
Tubi describes the plot synopsis as follows,
“SPREAD follows Ruby (Gillies), an aspiring journalist and staunch feminist, who has big dreams but has not done much to make them a reality. Broke and desperate, Ruby is forced to swallow her pride and take a temp job at SPREAD, an outdated adult magazine. There she discovers that despite the industry, this is just another office job with bad coffee, stale pastries, and unhappy employees. Planning to escape as soon as possible, Ruby somehow finds herself making a good impression on her boss, Frank Ferretti (Keitel), a former industry king who has been riding on his glory days. Needing a fresh take, Ferretti puts Ruby in charge of designing the company’s new app. While trying to hide her status working in the adult business, Ruby steps into her own power and slowly changes her tune on an industry that she might have a chance to change for the better.”
Buffy Charlet claims that the movie is partially based on the time she spent working at ‘Hustler’ magazine.