The Indie Thriller »You Can’t Stay Here,” featuring “Law & Order: Organized Crime” and “Scandal” alum Guillermo DIaz, production wrapped this month in New York.
“You can’t stay here” is loosely based on real events in New York in the 1990s and follows a photographer (Díaz), who witnesses the brutal murder of a gay man in Central Park. When the cops take little interest in the crime, a relationship develops between the photographer and the killer.
“I’ve been a fan of Guillermo since his first film and when he approached me to want to work on something together, I jumped at the chance and found with the story of ‘You Can’t Stay Here’,” said director Todd Verow, who produces through his Bangor Films. “It’s a film about queer cruising and searching love and real human relationships in the most unlikely places. While set in the 1990s, the film’s themes of homophobia, social hysteria and getting into a dangerous situation and the intolerant world resonate more than ever today.
DIaz, who will be seen in Universal Pictures’ upcoming comedy”Brothers“, is also one of the film’s producers alongside Verow, James Kleinmann and Christian DiPillo. The screenplay was written by Verow and his longtime collaborator James Derek Dwyer.
The cast also includes Becca Blackwell (“Marriage Story”), Justin Ivan Brown (“Farewell to the seventies), Vanessa Aspillaga (“Only murders in the building”), Marlene Forte (“StarTrek”), Jack Waters (“Jason and Shirley”), Karina Arroyave (“Orange is the new black”), Jordan Hall (“F***Ed in the head”) and Michael Vaccaro (“The Infinite Possibility of Heaven”).