Joe Keery Says His ‘Spree’ Character Is ‘Highly Misguided’ in Pursuit of Viral Fame (Video)

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Joe Keery Says His ‘Spree’ Character Is ‘Highly Misguided’ in Pursuit of Viral Fame (Video)
Joe Keery’s character in the Sundance film “Spree” is strangely charismatic, but in his twisted pursuit of viral fame through social media, he’s not exactly someone you want to root for.

Keery plays Kurt, a rideshare driver who gets the idea to partake in a violent murder spree, all from the comfort of his own car, as he live-streams his crimes to the world. Director and co-writer Eugene Kotlyarenko describes the film as a satire of social media with some horror elements to it, and he called Keery’s character “misguided” and “problematic.”

“Yeah, highly misguided I think is the right word,” Keery told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman at the Sundance Film Festival.

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The whole film is done from the perspective of live-streamed webcams placed around Kurt’s car, and for a while, we’re
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