Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner (Sons of Anarchy) & Jose Cancela (Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Kingpin) are scoring the upcoming comedy The Opening Act. The film is written and directed by Steve Byrne and stars Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Ken Jeong, Jermaine Fowler, Debby Ryan, Bill Burr and Russell Peters. The movie follows an aspiring stand-up comedian who is given the opportunity to emcee a comedy show by hid hero, when the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Vince Vaughn & Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat, Term Life) are producing the project for their Wild West Picture Show company, alongside Sefton Fincham (Dragged Across Concrete, What They Had). Kushner has previously collaborated with Byrne and the producers on Netflix’s F Is for Family and TBS’ Sullivan & Son.
The Opening Act will be released in select theaters and on VOD on October 16 by RLJE Films.

Kushner and Cancela have previously co-scored the Amazon docu-series The Last Narc (with Amy Beauchamp), which premiered this summer and is now available on Amazon Prime.