King Cobra

Midnight

World Premiere

USA | 92 MINUTES

KING COBRA

Drama
Writer-director Justin Kelly follows up last year’s festival favorite, I Am Michael, with a ripped-from-the-headlines drama covering the early career of Sean Paul Lockhart (Garrett Clayton), who rose to niche stardom as the gay porn headliner Brent Corrigan, yet did not see the returns he expected from his meteoric success.

Offended by his paltry paycheck, Lockhart falls out with the owner, director, and producer (Christian Slater) of the label that made his famous Cobra video. When the newly minted sex symbol attracts the attentions of a cash-strapped pair of rival producers and performers (James Franco and Keegan Allen) an all out porn turf war ensues. Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald offer memorable turns as the mother and sister stunned by the revelations of the sordid, secret lives of their loved ones as the film delves into the most extreme lengths people will go to stay in the game.

—Dan Hunt

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly's feature directorial debut, I Am Michael (starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts and executive produced by Gus Van Sant), premiered at both Sundance and Berlin’s 2015 festivals. Prior, he worked as an editor while making short films, music videos, and developing features.
Director
Justin Kelly
Screenwriter
Justin Kelly
Producer
James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jordan Yale Levine, Scott Levenson, Shaun Sanghani
Editor
Joshua Raymond Lee
Associate Producer
Thymaya Payne
Cinematographer
Benjamin Loeb
Composer
Tim Kvasnosky
Co-Producer
Iris Torres, Jon Keeyes
Production Designer
Anastasia White
Costume Designer
Matthew Simonelli
Sound Designer
Scott Kramer
Cast
James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald

CONTACTS

Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408
jmurphy@murphypr.com
International Sales Contact
Jordan Yale Levine
Yale Productions
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 310 927 7934
jyl@yaleproductions.com
US Sales Contact
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
filmsales@caa.com