Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston are starring in “Choke,” an adaptation of “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk’s novel says The Hollywood Reporter.
“Choke” is a black comedy that follows Victor Mancini (Rockwell), a sex addict who works as a Colonial War re-enactor and runs a con scheme that involves deliberately choking in restaurants and attaching himself parasitically to his rescuers, all to fund his mother’s (Huston) care at a private mental hospital.
He is forced to address his intimacy issues when he falls in love with his mother’s doctor and discovers that he is unable to perform with the one woman he actually likes.
The project marks the directorial debut of actor Clark Gregg, who also wrote the adaptation, whilst Kelly Macdonald (“No Country for Old Men”) and Brad Henke (“In the Valley of Elah”) also star. Principal photography begins this week in New Jersey.