Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe on Sexual Satire Thriller in The Beta Test [Exclusive Interview]

PJ McCabe and Jim Cummings star in The Beta Test

PJ McCabe and Jim Cummings star in The Beta Test

In this new decade, the #MeToo campaign alerted all men to check themselves with their sexual hormones. For the Hollywood satire thriller, The Beta Test mocks the industry that they still secretly have strong desires with a push seemingly in underground circles from the indie filmmakers Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe.

It’s a thriller that deals with male toxicity in the satire format. It also stars Cummings, McCabe, Virginia Newcomb, Olivia Applegate, Jessie Barr, and Malin Barr.

Here is the official synopsis for The Beta Test:

Pretending. That’s all big-shot Hollywood agent Jordan (Jim Cummings) does. Pretending to be your friend. Pretending to be at the top. Pretending to net you the deal of a lifetime. Pretending to be a loving fiance. So when Jordan receives a mysterious purple envelope in the mail inviting him to a secret erotic encounter, all the pretending comes to an end as he is thrown into the dark world of lying, adultery, and murder.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actors and filmmakers Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe on their latest indie masterpiece that everyone is talking about. We discussed the idea’s origination, Hollywood toxicity, and film reviewers’ comments with comparisons of Jim Cummings as the next Jim Carrey.

Jim Cummings burst into the industry for writing, directing, and starring in Thunder Road about a police officer facing a meltdown after the death of his mother. He followed his sophomore directorial film with the comedy horror The Wolf of Snow Hollow about a werewolf investigation in which he also played the lead character. Also, he had supporting roles in Halloween Kills, Greener Grass, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

PJ McCabe is an actor who appeared in The Den, 13 Cameras, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and The Block Island Sound. He makes his co-directorial debut with Jim Cummings for The Beta Test.

The Beta Test is available On Demand and playing in select theaters today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, IFC Films

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