It’s fitting that a movie based on the life of the “Lizard King” zooms through the desert.
Written, directed and produced by Robert Saitzyk (Godspeed), the musical drama The Last Beat is based on The Doors frontman Jim Morrison’s last days in Paris in 1971. The movie analogue is Jay Douglas (Shawn Andrews of Dazed and Confused), an American rock star who takes his poetry to France for inspiration and becomes embroiled in a love triangle.
Before he heads to Europe, Jay drives speeds along a desert highway in one of the early scenes, a dialogue-free sequence that sets the mood but also ethereally showcases one of the women he’s involved with, Valerie Eason (Cameron Richardson). The other? The chic countess known as Clemence (Martha Higareda).
With a cast that includes Kevin Corrigan and Seymour Cassel, The Last Beat begins a crowdfunding campaign March 8. Visit the movie’s Facebook page for more updates and release details.
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