Angus Cloud is seen on screen for the last time in the heist film Your Lucky Day.
The “Euphoria” star, who died in July 2023 at age 25, is leading the feature film debut of writer, director and actor Daniel Brown. Cloud plays drug dealer Sterling, who takes a supermarket hostage after witnessing an older, wealthy man win a $156 million lottery. Jessica Garza, Elliot Knight and Mousa Hussein Kraish play witnesses, with Sterling Beaumon cast as a police officer. The film is an adaptation of author Brown’s 2010 short film of the same name, starring Rider Strong in the role of Sterling.
“I wrote the character based on people I grew up with: guys who sold drugs and picked fights with frat boys or their stepfathers, but who were also fiercely protective and loyal to their friends,” Brown said Weekly entertainment. “[Cloud’s] The stories and perspectives fit the character so well that I just had to get involved.”
He added: “As with everything Angus has to offer, I remember his kindness and enthusiasm for others. “He was one of them.”
Cloud rose to fame at the age of 21 as drug dealer Fezco in “Euphoria,” according to HBO casting director Jennifer Venditti stopped him on the street in Manhattan. In addition to “Your Lucky Day,” Cloud appears on the posthumous releases “Freaky Tales” and “The Line.” He also appeared in the new film from “Scream” filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett for Universal, starring Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton and Giancarlo Esposito.
IndieWire’s review of “Your Lucky Day” praised the “palpable sadness” of Cloud’s character Sterling, citing Cloud’s “disarming presence” as the core of the film.
“Cloud acts as a kind of doe-eyed, tough-talking therapist/priest to whom the other characters share their traumas and insecurities,” the review reads. “The dialogue is unsubtle and the circumstances are unbelievable, and if anyone other than Cloud were in his place it simply wouldn’t work.”
The film is distributed by Well Go USA.
“Your Lucky Day” opens in theaters on November 10th and will be available on demand on November 14th. Check out the trailer below.