HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—An AVN Award-winning movie director and an Oscar-nominated mainstream blockbuster: Will the combination be golden at the 2015 AVN Awards? Smash Pictures is betting on that.
The adult movie company has announced that director Will Ryder—who just won awards for two of his parodies at the 2014 awards—has been selected by Smash Pictures to helm American Hustle XXX, a big-budget parody of the critically acclaimed Hollywood hit.
The adult movie will be a sexy comedy with a dramatic feel that exposes the life and sexual exploits of con artists, politicians and mobsters. Currently in pre-production and in the last week of casting, Smash Pictures is projecting an April release of what they think can be a major contender for industry awards next season.
"Will Ryder is the best director in the business at making these types of movies. His track record proves it and I'm happy to say we went out and got him," stated a jubilant Smash Pictures VP Stuart Wall.
Ryder, best known for kicking off the modern adult parody explosion with his mega-selling series Not the Bradys XXX, is bringing the entire team from his production label X-Play, including veteran producer Scott David, to create the production.
"When Smash Pictures approached me about doing American Hustle XXX it was not a quick decision because we make blockbusters that win awards and truly, that is not an easy thing to do. so I had to know they were as committed to victory as we are," Ryder said.
Ryder's X-Play track record of winning major industry awards is well documented, including major trophies at the 2014 AVN Awards on January 18. Ryder and frequent production partner Adam & Eve Pictures took home trophies for Best Parody - Comedy and Best Music Soundtrack for Grease XXX, starring Riley Reid, Trinity St. Clair, Brooklyn Chase, Adriana Chechik, Coco, Kiera King, Rebecca Bardoux, Gaia and Seth Gamble. (See a trailer on YouTube.)
X-Play’s wonderful Wizard of Oz parody—starring Maddy O'Reilly, Anikka Albrite, Brandy Aniston, Nina Hartley, Alexis Adams and Stella Marie, and distributed by Pulse—also triumphed at the AVN Awards, earning Ryder four statuettes. The titles was also a top seller for 2013. (See a trailer on YouTube.)
"Working with companies that are intent on creating blockbuster projects is what drives us," Ryder said. "We’ve never made a movie with Smash Pictures before and I’m confident that our work together on American Hustle XXX will result in one of the year's most entertaining movies."
Smash Pictures will announce the full cast once the audition process is complete. Interested actors and agents should email email@example.com with photos or links.
"We are really excited to make this movie for Smash Pictures because it is going to be great cinema," Ryder summed up.
Above, Wil Ryder and Scott David at the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and on stage with the cast and crew of Grease XXX at the 2014 AVN Awards Show.