‘We Are What We Are’ Star Francisco Barreiro Signs on As Male Lead in Todd E. Freeman’s LOVE SICK


Polluted Pictures has announced that Francisco Barreiro (We Are What We Are, Here Comes the Devil) has signed on in role of Marcus in their feature film production, Love Sick, co-starring American Mary’s Tristan Risk.

Love Sick is the story of Rebecca and Marcus who “have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others.”

Barreiro says, “Love Sick deals with a horrific phenomenon: the human body physically manifesting the secrets that one hides within. Uniquely depicting how deep, lies and manipulation infest the lives of others, we experience the terror of how real evil brews from the inside out.  The stylish short on which LOVE is based (M is for Marriage) and the powerful script make this a wonderful challenge for me as an actor. Being able to go deep inside the horror of Marcus really interests me. I feel passionate and thrilled to be part of the film.”

“Francisco is the real deal,” says Writer / Director Todd Freeman.  “When I first saw him in ‘Here Comes the Devil’ it was obvious that he wasn’t afraid of anything in regards to subject matter.  The fact that he played a father and husband also immediately spoke to me while deciding on who was going to play Marcus.  ’Love Sick’ is a complex character study and he’s so obviously up for the challenge.  It’s sort of dream casting at it’s best.  These two actors are at the top of their game and I’m just humbled to be working with he and Tristan.”

Polluted Pictures completed a proof of concept piece showing a 3 minute peek into the world of Love Sick with the short film “M is for Marriage,” which will also be included in the upcoming ABC’s of Death 1.5 anthology film released by Drafthouse Films.

The film is currently completing development, including further casting, and moving toward production in the late spring.  Love Sick is Produced by The Bros. Freeman, Lara Cuddy, Todd Robinson, and Christian Burgess and is written and directed by Todd E. Freeman.

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