Andy Weiss to Make Directorial Debut With Hang The DJ

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Andy Weiss is set to make his directorial debut with ‘Hang The DJ.’ The shooting of the project is slated to start in Boston, Massachusetts,
in May. The feature film revolves around the life and experiences of DJ Duane Bruce, a significant yet underrated figure who played a crucial role in breaking popular bands during the late 80s. Duane also introduced the Northeast to grunge and alternative music.

Weiss also wrote the screenplay of the movie, seemingly based on Duane’s book of the same name. He is a multifaceted figure in the entertainment industry, having contributed to several projects as a writer, producer, and actor. Weiss co-wrote the 2018 biographical film ‘Bigger,’ which chronicles the inspirational story of fitness pioneers Joe and Ben Weider as they overcome challenges such as anti-Semitism and poverty to establish a fitness empire. The screenwriter also co-wrote ‘White Boy Rick,’ a crime drama film starring Matthew McConaughey, depicting the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., an FBI informant during the 1980s, facing legal repercussions.

Weiss’ credits include the comedy thriller ‘Middle Men,’ starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, and James Caan. The film revolves around Jack Harris, a pioneer of Internet commerce, who wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a world filled with con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars. The screenwriter had also written episodes for shows like ‘Punk’d’ and ‘Scrappers.’ As far as his acting credits are concerned, Weiss appeared in an episode of ‘Punk’d’ and films such as ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘Amongst Friends.’

WeBros Entertainment, whose projects include films such as ‘After Porn Ends 2’ and ‘After Porn Ends 3,’ and Burnt Reindeer Films (‘Infinite Santa 8000′) are the production companies involved in the project. Boston, the principal location of the film, previously hosted the shooting of Sony Pictures’ superhero film ‘Madame Web’ and David Ayer’s action thriller movie ‘The Beekeeper.’

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