The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing ★½ 2002 (R)
Gus Bishop (Eigeman) is a struggling New York artist who meets con man Deech Scumble (Harris) when Deech steals his wallet and, later, a painting. Deech sells the painting, signed “GB,” to art gallery owner Arthur (Granger) by inventing a tragic background for the artist he's renamed Geoff Buonardi. Deech manages to convince Gus to continue the scam since his new artistic persona is making them a lot of money. But soon more and more people become aware of the deception. 85m/C VHS, DVD . US Christopher Eigeman, Jamie Harris, Connie Britton, Janet Zarish, Farley Granger, Mike Starr, Marin Hinkle; D: P.J. Posner; W: P.J. Posner, Joel Posner; C: Oliver Bokelberg; M: Ferdinand Jay Smith.