After making its festival run, dark drama Bitch sees its release on Netflix. The film was produced by Elijah Wood and his company, SpectreVision. Bitch is joining such films as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties and The Boy (of which SpectreVision and Wood also produced).
Bitch has an interesting synopsis:
BITCH tells the powerful and darkly humorous story of a housewife who, after her philandering husband and unruly kids break her psyche, upends the family dynamic by assuming the persona of a vicious dog.
Marianna Palka is the director, writer and the star of Bitch. She portrays Jill Hart, a mother that loses touch with reality. Her husband is Bill, Jason Ritter (Freddy vs. Jason, Swimfan). Their children are Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead), Rio Mangini (Teen Wolf), Kingston Foster (Zombies) and Jason Maybaum. Also in the mix is Jill’s sister Beth, Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine, Mother’s Death). Rounding out the cast is Eric Edelstein (Green Room, The Hills Have Eyes II), Roger Guenveur Smith (Final Destination, Tales from the Hood) and Bill Smitrovich (Manhunter).
This isn’t the first time Ritter has worked with Palka. He is the star of Palka’s first film, Dick, which she also wrote, directed and starred in. This also marks the first time that both of them have worked with a film that Wood is the producer of.
Palka can also be found on the Netflix Original Series GLOW, following a team of rag-tag female wrestlers. Palka plays as Reggie “Vicky the Viking” Walsh on the fan-favorite series.
Bitch is now available on Netflix US.
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