YouTube Taps Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco for ‘Vulture Club’ Original Movie

Award-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Edie Falco will star in YouTube Red’s original film Vulture Club, debuting later this year.

Sarandon, Falco and Matt Bomer star in the Maram Keshavarz-directed film, which follows a veteran emergency room nurse who turns to a community of journalists and advocates looking to help free her journalist son from capture by a terrorist group.

The movie will premiere in theaters later this year before debuting on the YouTube Red subscription service. Vulture Club is produced by YouTube in association with MaraKesh Films and is executive produced by Anna Gerb, Neal Dodson and J.C. Chandor. 

“This emotional drama grapples with relevant issues journalists around the world face today. Maryam Keshavarz lends her powerful perspective as an Iranian-American filmmaker, and Susan Sarandon’s moving performance immediately drew us into this compelling film,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We are excited to be in business with Anna Gerb, Neal Dodson, and J.C. Chandor and work with the extremely talented cast of Vulture Club."

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