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Alex Lifeson to appear in vampire comedy/horror film Suck

Tue, Dec 2, 2008@10:00AM | comments

A couple of weeks ago I alerted you that Alice Cooper had mentioned on his radio show that he was working with Alex Lifeson on a Canadian vampire horror/comedy film from writer/director Rob Stefaniuk called Suck. The internet movie database entry for the film states that the film is currently in production and set to release sometime next year although Alex Lifeson is not yet listed among the cast. However, a few days ago confirmed Alex's involvement with the film although no further details regarding the scope of his involvement were revealed. The film began shooting in Toronto last week and also stars Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Moby, Carol Pope, Jessica Pare, Alice Cooper and his daughter Calico, and Dimitri Coates. Here's a synopsis of the film:

... Written and directed by Stefaniuk, Suck is about a group of musical wannabees in search of immortality and a record deal. The rock band The Winners have sunk so low, they will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they’re cracked up to be.

Stefaniuk (Phil the Alien) stars as the lead singer of The Winners, Jessica Pare (Wicker Park) plays bass and is the first band member to succumb to the blood lust. Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween) plays a vampire hunter who is afraid of the dark and Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) is the band's manager.

Coates, meanwhile, is the vampire who converts the band. Pope will play a club manager, Rollins, a radio show host, and Moby, the lead singer in the rock band Secretaries of Steak. Iggy Pop plays a music producer and Calico is a bar maid alongside Alice Cooper who plays a sinister bartender who haunts the lead singer. ...

Sounds like Academy Award material for sure! Thanks to for the heads up.