New film “99 Homes” tackles Florida foreclosure crisis

The movie starts Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon

TRD MIAMI /
Sep.September 02, 2014 05:15 PM

A new film staring Andrew Garfield is tackling Florida’s foreclosure crisis.

“99 Homes” by Ramin Bahrani portrays the shady side of real estate. Set in Orlando Andrew Garfield plays as an evicted construction worker who sells his soul to the devil —a real estate agent played Michael Shannon — and takes a job evicting other struggling homeowners, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The film is one of 20 competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

“After two or three weeks in Florida, I was dizzied by the corruption,” the director told reporters in Venice.

And to get into character Shannon spent time following a Florida real estate agent, while Garfield stayed in a motel occupied by families whose homes had been foreclosed on.

“I think it’s impossible to make a film like this without honoring the people that are living it every day,” Garfield said. [PBP]Christopher Cameron


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