Production Begins on Tubi Original Movie Spread


Spread, a new Tubi original movie from Tubi Films and Cartel Pictures, has begun production.

Inspired by a true story, the film follows an aspiring journalist and staunch feminist who lands a temporary job at an outdated adult magazine and must reconcile her idealism as she strives to help the company succeed. Elizabeth Gillies (Dynasty) and Harvey Keitel (The Irishman) star.

Additional cast members are Diedrich Bader (Veep), Bryan Craig (Good Trouble), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek), Keith Walker (The Upshaws), Dia Frampton (Candy Coated Christmas), Jonah Platt (Uncoupled) and Diora Baird (Cobra Kai).

Spread is directed by Ellie Kanner (Authors Anonymous) and written and co-produced by Buffy Charlet (Holy Ghost People). It is inspired by Charlet’s real-life experience as a temp at Hustler magazine, where she rose to be an editor.

The film is produced by Stan Spry (Creepshow), Eric Scott Woods (Harland Manor) and Graem Luis (Day of the Dead). Gillies serves as executive producer.

Spread is set to debut on Tubi in 2023.

Spread is a smart comedy inspired by a true story that shows how an unexpected turn in one’s career aspirations can spark a journey of self-discovery,” said Adam Lewinson, chief content officer at Tubi. “The fantastic Liz Gillies and the legendary Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel are joined by an outstanding ensemble cast in this upcoming Tubi original with a wholly unique voice from an incredibly funny and perceptive screenplay.”