Monday, April 6, 2009


Iconic rock superstars Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) and Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) appear in on-camera roles in the upcoming release CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE opening in theaters nationwide on Friday April 17, 2009.

Chester Bennington first appeared in the series as a nasal spray-inhaling hospital patient in the debut installment. Now the singer returns to the action comedy appearing in a bizarre high friction encounter with Chev (Jason Statham) at a horse racing track.

Maynard James Keenan makes his major feature film debut as a dog walker who has an electrifying experience with Chev in a public park.

Crank directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine also enlisted former Nine Inch Nails guitarist Danny Lohner as Keenan's "partner" and superstar country musician/actor Dwight Yoakam has reprised his role as Doc Miles.

Legendary musician Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle) was recruited to deliver the film's highly unique and original soundtrack.

"Crank is a straight punk rock experience," say directors Neveldine and Taylor.

In CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, the high-octane sequel, Chelios launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. Reprising their roles from the 2006 original are Amy Smart as Eve, Dwight Yoakam as Doc Miles, and Efren Ramirez as Venus. Rounding out the cast are Clifton Collins Jr. and Bai Ling. CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film Crank, and the upcoming Citizen Game starring Gerard Butler (300).

Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate present CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE released in select theaters on April 17, 2009. CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE original soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be available via iTunes, Amazon Digital, and in stores on April 7, 2009.

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