Fox’s Tubi streaming service began production on a new original movie called Spread. The film stars Elizabeth Gillies and Harvey Keitel in the lead roles and is based on a true story. Ruby Gillies works at Spread, an adult magazine that is no longer relevant. She applies for and gets a job at the company as a professional feminist journalist. However, she also must design a new app for the company while hiding her positive views of her job. As Ruby changes her view of adult entertainment, so does she change her feelings about her job.
The film is based on screenwriter Buffy Charlet’s experiences working at Larry Flynt’s Hustler magazine. Adam Lewison, Tubi Chief Content Officer, believes that the film has a “wholly unique voice” thanks to an “incredibly funny and perceptive” screenplay. The movie will star Diedrich Bader, Teri Polo, Tim Rozon, Bryan Craig, Blake Harrison, Keith Walker, Dia Frampton, Jonah Platt and Diora Baird.
Actor Gilles recently voiced the title character in the animated film Catwoman: Hunted. He is also known for his performances in Dynasty and Victorious, and has worked alongside Martin Scorsese several times. Keitel is a veteran actor with several credits with Martin Scorsese; they include The Irishman, The Last Temptation of Christ and Mean Streets.
Bob Bader is a regular on The Drew Carey Show and Better Things, as well as a voice actor who has portrayed Harley Quinn on The Brave and the Bold and Batman on The Brave and the Bold. Polo is best known for her Meet the Parents films as well as her roles in Fox’s The Big Leap and Schitt’s Creek. She also appeared in Wynnona Earp, which will be remade into a Tubi original next month. Rene Polo starred in Wynnona Earp, Schitt’s Creek and Terror Train, which was a Tubi original. Craig was famous on General Hospital— his current show is Good Trouble. He acted in The Inbetweeners, and currently plays Kate & Koji. Frampton is a singer-songwriter and lead singer of the band Meg & Dia. He was also one of The Voice’s first season’s runner-up instead of winner. Both Baird and Platt have appeared in films and television shows. Baird recently starred in the Cobra Kai spin-off The Virtuoso, while Platt starred in Netflix’s Uncoupled.