Crackle Starts Production On Feature Film

Over-the-top streaming video service Crackle has begun production on its second original film, The Throwaways.

The movie stars James Caan (Las Vegas, The Godfather), Kevin Dillon (Entourage, Platoon) and Sam Huntington (Being Human, Superman Returns) follows notorious hacker Drew Reynolds who is captured by the CIA and given a proposition — work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison.

The 90-minute international cyber spy thriller, executively produced by Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) will premiere exclusively on Crackle and across all Crackle platforms in December 2014.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.