Gonzo Girl Adds Willem Dafoe To The Cast

  • Posted On:July 20, 2022

The novel ‘Gonzo Girl’ written by Cheryl Della Pietra is being adapted for the silver screen by Rebecca Thomas and Jessica Caldwell and will mark Patricia Arquette's feature directorial debut 

The story is set in 1992 and follows aspiring writer Alley Russo (Camila Morrone) who has an exciting new job as the assistant to the legendary "gonzo journalist" Walker Reade (Willem Dafoe). She is placed under orders to help the chaotic Reade settle down to work on his latest prose but Alley soon learns that a lifetime of substance abuse has chipped away at his writing ability. Alley Russo begins to transform Walker Reade's rants and raves into publishable work by running it through the filter of her own mind and her own typewriter to keep his career alive.

Patricia will play the role of Claudia – the minder and manager of Walker Reade for many years.

This duo combination for the lead roles already makes this project one to watch.