With writer/director Eric (THE HITCHER) Red currently prepping his supernatural thriller 100 FEET (the Universal flick is scheduled to go before the cameras at the end of the month in Hungary), word got around recently that Arrow in the Head editor John Fallon has joined the cast. Fango caught up with the jack of all trades—Fallon penned the feature RECON 2022: THE MEZCO INCIDENT, served as producer/star on 2006’s DEADEN and has appeared in several genre films, who tells us, “I play Jimmy, a tough yet compassionate officer from the Department of Correction who’s in charge of explaining and installing the heroine’s homebound prison [read: electronic anklet].”
The role will have him acting alongside lead actress and fan favorite Famke (LORD OF ILLUSIONS) Janssen; Michael Pare (from Red’s previous BAD MOON), Bobby (SNAKES ON A PLANE) Cannavale and Ed (CHILDREN OF MEN) Westwick also star. 100 FEET revolves around Janssen’s character, a woman who, in an act of self-defense, murders her abusive police-officer husband. Convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to house arrest, Janssen finds her problems further compounded by her husband’s ex-NYPD partner, who waits diligently outside for her to break her parole, and the arrival of her vengeful ghost of a hubbie, who’s on scene to wreak supernatural havoc within the domicile.
Fallon is enthusiastic regarding the script. “It’s rock solid all around, and I'm proud to be part of it,” he says. “I know, it’s a given that I would say that, but for what it’s worth, I truly mean it. 100 FEET gets its cake and stabs it to mush too! It’s intelligent, character-driven, old-school and tension-laced—but simultaneously, when Red lets her rip, he lets her rip with a vengeance!” The actor, who has appeared in bit parts in such flicks as SAW II and ALONE ON THE DARK, among others, is jazzed regarding the screen time 100 FEET offers him as well. “This is the largest part I’ve ever had in a big-budget production. It’s not two lines and I’m outta there; it’s not a cameo, it’s a role!
“On a personal note, Eric has been a source of inspiration for me since I was a wee horror fan,” he continues. “His bold screenplays are what prompted me to start writing in the first place. Hence, I couldn’t ask for more than being in one of his films.”