King Ripple

At 19-years-old, Michigan native Luke Jaden is already working on his fourth film, with his third, “Wolf Who Cried Boy" (featured on this site in May, with a cast that includes Torrey Wigfield, Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, and Dwight Henry), currently in post-production.

Titled "King Ripple," and starring other names you’d be familiar with, like Keith Stanfield ("Short Term 12," "Selma," and Don Cheadle’s upcoming Miles Davis film), as well as the previously mentioned Torrey Wigfield (“Lost River”), Allie DeBerry (“A.N.T. Farm”), newcomer Callaghan Belle, and  Luke Jaden himself, the film is described as a "post-apocalyptic, tension-flaring, tale of trepidation," that "follows four teenagers as they travel into a desolate and decrepit urban wasteland brought forth by the very being (played by Stanfield) they wish to find, dead or alive."

"King Ripple" is being directed by Jaden, from a script penned by Detroit native Josh Malerman, the critically acclaim author of the HarperCollins published novel “Bird Box,” which was adapted into a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (“Story of Your Life”, “The Thing”) and earned a spot on The Black List for 2014.

This film, currently wrapping up post-production, is produced by Jaden, Cort Johns, Phil Wurtzel, Anthony Garth, and Michael Zervos, Joel C. Warren, and Jaime Gallagher. Elissa Shay served as co-producer, while Adam Pillon, Josh Malerman, Colin Stark, Keith Stanfield, John Killoran, and Andy Henry are executive produced the film.

Jaden and Johns aka Wolfpack produced "King Ripple" under Troika, their creative banner, along with Phil Wurtzel, who produced via his Friel Films, in association with Mother and Midwife Pictures.
We’ve got an exclusive first look at stills from "King Ripple," which are embedded above and below:

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