“Castle in the Ground” is the new drama by director Joey Klein, starring Alex Wolff, Neve Campbell, and Imogen Poots. The emotionally rich and visually impactful film is part thriller, part drama. Alex Wolff shines as Henry who spirals into a grief-stricken opioid addiction. MUSE TV & Culturally Obsessed favorite rockstar, Jesse Hughes recently spoke with Alex about the film. “Castle in the Ground” is currently available on VOD.
Watch the interview below:
Henry (Alex Wolff), is a caretaker more than a teenager, of himself, his home, but most importantly of his chronically ill single mother (Neve Campbell). His girlfriend (Star Slade) is leaving for college, and his ascetic Jewish relatives and their obligatory condolences frustrate more than comfort. When his mother finally passes, Henry is left without purpose, alone for the first time with crippling grief, and struggling with the knowledge that he was complicit in his mother’s drug-induced death. The only person in his life that isn’t placating to his loss is his loud, subversive yet charismatic neighbor Ana (Imogen Poots), who lives across the hall and is trying to kick her own drug habit. He quickly becomes attached to Ana, who fills the void his late mother left and simultaneously stumbles into the world of opioids, becoming entangled in a web of violence, crime, and addiction.
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About Alex Wolff:
Alex Wolff, an award-winning actor, musician, singer, and composer, was born on November 1, 1997 in New York, New York. He is the son of actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff. His elder brother is actor and musician Nat Wolff.
He is most known for his work on The Naked Brothers Band (2007), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), In Treatment (2008), Hair Brained (2013), Stella’s Last Weekend (2018), Patriots Day (2016), Hereditary (2018), and The Cat and the Moon (2019).
About Jesse Hughes:
Jesse Everett Hughes (born September 24, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal, with whom he has recorded four studio albums and a live album. Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar) and Josh Homme (drums), the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band’s studio albums and at live shows. Hughes and Homme are the only permanent members of the band. Homme’s other band is Queens of the Stone Age. The band’s current touring line-up includes Hughes alongside Dave Catching (guitar), Eden Galindo (guitar), Jennie Vee (bass), and Jorma Vik (drums). Hughes also records solo as Boots Electric.