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March 2005
First Look: The Tenants

First Look: The Tenants

Director: Danny Green
Producer: Randall Emmett, Lati Grobman, Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel, & Holly Wiersma
Screenwriters: David Diamond, and Danny Green, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud
Cinematographer: David Dubois
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Snoop Dogg, Rose Byrne, Niki J. Crawford, Aldis Hodge, Laz Alonso, Stephen Jared

Adapted from the Bernard MalamudThe sole tenant in a rundown tenement, Henry Lesser (McDermott) is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint (Snoop Dogg), a black writer ambibalent toward Jews, moves into the building. Henry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend Irene (Byrne) and the landlord's attemts to evict both men and demolish the building.

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