‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ races into Detroit with Hollywood-style red carpet premiere next week

Feature film chronicles drag racing’s coming of age through the historic rivalry of legends Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoo$e” McEwen
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(PR NewsChannel) / August 8, 2013 / DETROIT 
"Snake and Mongoo$e" starring Jesse Williams and Richard Blake, opens in select theaters beginning August 9th.

“Snake and Mongoo$e” starring Jesse Williams and Richard Blake, opens in select theaters beginning August 9th.

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the drag racing biopic detailing the sports rise in popularity, is racing into Detroit, famously known as the Motor City, for a red carpet premiere that’s set to bring Hollywood to the shores of Lake St. Clair.

The film, which stars Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as “The Snake” and Richard Blake (Dragonball; Evolution) as “The Mongoo$e” and features Noah Wyle, Tim Blake Nelson and Fred Dryer, will hold a premiere event in Detroit ahead of a wider release in September.

A legendary automotive town, a red carpet premiere in Detroit became a natural choice to host an event for the drag racing film.

“Detroit has such a rich history in racing and the automotive industry,” says Robin Broidy, “Snake & Mongoo$e” producer. “It’s only fitting that the city serves as a launch pad for the film.”

In addition to the Red Carpet, the event will feature the iconic Hot Wheels Yellow and Red Haulers and the Cuda and Duster Funny Cars raced by Prudhomme and McEwen on display together in one of the first appearances outside of California in 40 years.

Expected at the event are members of the Detroit Metro Labor Council, the International Assoc. of Machinists and the building and construction trades unions.

“We are thrilled that Detroit is hosting the Red Carpet,” says Elliott Broidy, Chairman of Event Solutions (ESI), a Troy-based ESI provides world-class logistics for new car introductions and vehicle launch activities, and executive producer of “Snake & Mongoo$e.” “This is a great nostalgia movie. I look forward to being at the event.”

(Watch and download the trailer online: http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com/)

Set in the heyday of drag racing and based on a true story, “Snake & Mongoo$e” uncovers for the first time on the big screen the compelling rivalry and breakthrough sports marketing accomplishments of Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoo$e” McEwen—including a Hot Wheels partnership that proved game-changing for all parties.

“Snake and Mongoo$e” will open to the public with a Hollywood-style red carpet event at the Palladium Uptown Theater in Birmingham, Mich. onWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

The film also features John Heard, Ashley Hinshaw, Ian Ziering, Leonardo Nam, Kim Shaw and Julie Mond.

For more on “Snake and Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit, http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com

About Entertainment Universe: Robin Broidy formed Entertainment Universe in 2011 to develop, produce, and finance motion pictures and television programming. The company developed 2012 action/thriller “Mayhem” among several other feature projects. Broidy is a longtime entertainment industry attorney and businesswoman who has held positions such as Senior Vice President of International Home Video and Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs/Acquisitions for Twentieth Century Fox.

About Rhino Films: Rhino Films is an independent film company that originated as a division of the iconoclastic record label, Rhino Records. The company was founded and is headed by producer Stephen Nemeth, who has produced more than 20 films, 2012 Sundance Audience Award-winning “The Surrogate,” starring Academy Award winner Helen Hunt and Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Dogtown and Z Boys,” “What We Do Is Secret,” “Radio Free Albemuth,” and “You And I.” Nemeth also has extensive experience producing documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated “War/Dance” and “Fuel,” which won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, among others.

Glenn Selig
PR firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: (310) 598-3367

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SOURCE:  Snake and Mongoose Movie

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