The Poker Club
Plot: Based on the novel by Ed Gorman, the story follows four buddies who accidentally kill
a burglar who may not be alone during their weekly poker night. Their lives are changed by
the difficult choices they subsequently make.

Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Johnny Messner, Loren Dean, Michael Risley, Lori Heuring, Judy
Reyes and Jana Kramer

Director: Tim McCann

Writers: Johnathon Schaech, Richard Chizmar

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UPDATES

06/11/07-

According to Variety, the indie feature THE POKER CLUB has chosen its players. Johnathon
Schaech, Johnny Messner, Loren Dean, Michael Risley, Lori Heuring, Judy Reyes and Jana
Kramer comprise the ensemble of the suspense thriller. Tim McCann ("Runaway") directs
from a script by Schaech and Richard Chizmar. Matt Richards is financing through his new
Baltimore-based shingle Ram Films. Richards will exec produce with Jordan Gertner.
Schaech and Chizmar produce via their Chesapeake Films banner, alongside McCann and
Bruce Devan. Based on the
novel by Ed Gorman, the story follows four buddies who
accidentally kill a burglar who may not be alone during their weekly poker night. Their lives
are changed by the difficult choices they subsequently make.

The pic is currently filming in New Jersey. Schaech ("That Thing You Do") and Chizmar,
founder-publisher of Cemetery Dance Publications, formed Chesapeake in 2004 with an eye
toward writing, developing and co-producing horror/suspense films. Schaech next stars in
Screen Gems' "Prom Night." McCann, whose credits include "Nowhere Man" and "Runaway,"
is in pre-production on "The Dealmaker." Chesapeake is repped by Gersh.
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