It’s hard enough to film at all during the pandemic, but to film a feature film secretly during a pandemic is a real achievement, one that apparently has been accomplished by writer/director Sean Baker. Variety reports that Baker has just finished shooting Red Rocket, a new film that he had been filming under wraps in Texas. A dark comedy starring Simon Rex (Scary Movie), Red Rocket is Baker’s first film since 2017’s critical darling The Florida Project.
Plot details are still unknown, but Baker co-wrote Red Rocket with Chris Bergoch, who also co-wrote The Florida Project as well as Baker’s other critically-acclaimed films Tangerine and Starlet. The news comes as such a surprise and the shooting done in such secrecy that even IMDB, considered the be-all-end-all for film credits, has been caught off guard, as there is no trace of the film listed anywhere on the site.
See the full Variety scoop right here on their new project.