LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2015) – Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Diego Luna, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey have joined the cast of Ana Lily Amirpour’s THE BAD BATCH. Amirpour, winner of the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Director for her debut feature A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, wrote and will direct the new film produced by Annapurna Pictures and VICE.


THE BAD BATCH is a dystopian love story set in a Texas wasteland. Production on the film begins in April around Los Angeles.


Suki Waterhouse will play Arlen, Jason Momoa will play Miami Man, Diego Luna will play Jimmy, Keanu Reeves will play The Dream and Jim Carrey will play The Hermit.


Annapurna’s Megan Ellison will produce alongside VICE’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. Annapurna’s Sammy Scher will be the executive overseeing the day-to-day development and production of the project while VICE’s Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti will Executive Produce.


Annapurna International plans to sell THE BAD BATCH at the Cannes Film Festival.




Annapurna Pictures is a film production and finance company founded with the goal of boldly creating sophisticated, high-quality and ambitious films that appeal to a variety of audiences. Under Megan Ellison’s guidance, Annapurna has provided the industry with a critical boost of intelligent, adult dramas in recent years. Annapurna’s most recent project, Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, was released last year by Sony Pictures Classics. The film earned five Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations including one for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Annapurna is currently in production on David O. Russell’s JOY, in post-production on Richard Linklater’s THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT and preparing for production on Todd Solondz’s WEINER DOG starring Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig, Mike Mills’ 20th CENTURY WOMEN and Alexander Payne’s DOWNSIZING. Annapurna’s projects from 2013 alone earned 17 Academy Award nominations and made Ellison the first woman to earn two Best Picture nominations in the same year with her nominations for AMERICAN HUSTLE and HER. Annapurna’s past releases include David O. Russell’s Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated AMERICAN HUSTLE, Spike Jonze’s Golden Globe and Academy Award winning HER, Bigelow’s Academy Award nominated ZERO DARK THIRTY, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated THE MASTER. Annapurna will also reteam with Bigelow on a film based on the non-fiction book The True American.



VICE is a global youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 countries, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; an award winning television & feature film production studio including an Emmy-Winning HBO Show, the Sundance Award winning film FISHING WITHOUT NETS and recently announced an overall film partnership with 20th Century Fox; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division.