The Chair Casts Its Lead
The producers of The Chair have announced that Andrew Byrniarski has been officially cast in the lead role of Richard Sullivan. Bryniarski is best known for his roles as Chip Shreck in Batman Returns, Lattimer in The Program, and as horror icon Leatherface in 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2006’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
The film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut is set to start production in February 2015 on location in Los Angeles, CA. With a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti, The Chair will be directed by Chad Ferrin.
The Chair focuses on Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on death row. Witnessing the murders of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden and his crew of guards, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. With the body count rising, the Warden and his guards close in on Sullivan. As he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan starts to lose his grip on reality. Memories of the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother combine with vivid hallucinations which push him to the very edge, forcing him to question his sanity at every turn.