A24 reveals an exciting cast brimming with indie-rock talent in Jane Schoenbrun’s horror film, “I Saw the TV Glow”. Produced by A24 and Emma Stone’s Fruit Tree Productions, musician Phoebe Bridgers is an impressive addition set to make her cinematic debut.

Credit: Smudge Films

“I Saw the TV Glow”. The ominous title and synopsis keep its secrets safe, not giving much away. Leaving it up to the imagination seems to be the key to success. This is true of any A24 masterpiece, keeping us on our toes.

Credit: Bloody Disgusting

The independent entertainment company boasts Ari Aster as a mind-blowing sensation. So “Midsommar”, audiences should brace themselves for a similar venture in “I Saw the TV Glow”.

The synopsis reads as follows:

“Two teenage outcasts bond over their shared love of a scary television show, but the boundary between TV and reality begins to blur after it is mysteriously canceled.”

The Cast

Credit: TheWrap

“I Saw The TV Glow” has a star line-up of actors and musicians. With the “coolest, wildest (and queerest) cast anyone has assembled in a minute” tweets Schoenbrun. Sure to spark speculation is the amount of musical talent in the film. With no apparent musical theme, the multiplicity of performers contributes to the film’s overarching mystery.

Indie rock artists Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail) and Phoebe Bridgers (belonging to Haley Dahl’s Sloppy Jane) are on the roll call. The Hollywood Reporter describes it as having a “strong musical contingent“. This hints at these performers having some sway on the film’s score. Limp Bizkit frontman and musician-director Fred Dust and King woman are also cast.

Alongside them, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical), Helena Howard (Madeline’s Madeline). It also stars Amber Benson, Ian foreman, Michael Maronna, Emma Portner, Danny Tamberelli and Connor O’Malley.

About the Director

Credit: Hot Movie News

Further contributing to the speculation is the unconventionality of Schoenbrun’s “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair”Her feature film debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival redefined trans horror and should give us a taste of what’s to come.

Recently speaking with IndieWire, Schoenbrun explores the interconnectedness between filmmaking and coming out as transgender.

“Anyone who makes a film would look back a year later and feel a little bit different, but it’s very much compounded by transition and how getting to be comfortable in your own identity and skin, how radically and quickly that can shift your emotional perspective on the world.”

I Saw the TV Glow is now in post-production yet has no confirmed details on its release date. With anticipation rising, let’s hope that the suspense doesn’t kill us!

Subscribe to FIB’s Weekly Breaking News Report for your weekly dose of music, fashion and pop culture news!