Jesse Spencer of TV’s Chicago Fire, has a starring role in the big screen thriller The Girl is in Trouble. Columbus Short (Scandal) stars as August, a struggling DJ on New York’s Lower East Side who gets caught up in a mystery involving a drug dealer, a missing woman and the heir to a powerful investment company.
The title of this film could be “August Is in Trouble,” considering the problems he faces. His troubles begin when Signe, a girl he met in a club, calls him up in the middle of the night. The terrified Signe explains she witnessed and is involved in a murder case centered around a drug dealer and the most powerful stockbroker in New York. August is subsequently led into a dangerous criminal underworld headed by a jaded gangster, ironically known as Angel.
Starring as Angel is Wilmer Valderrama (From Dusk Till Dawn, That ’70s Show). In the role of Signe is Polish actress Alicja Bachleda, recently seen in the mystery thriller The American Side. The eclectic cast also features Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Tom Pelphrey (Banshee), Wass Stevens (House of Cards) and Spencer’s Chicago Fire castmate Mike Starr.
Writing and directing this project is documentary filmmaker Julius Onah (All Eyes On: Justin Timberlake), who is making his feature film writing and directorial debut. Onah is also producing the film, alongside the iconic Spike Lee.
The Girl is in Trouble opens April 3.