About the Film


Rita Moreno stars, in a role unlike any other you've seen, in THE PRANK. She plays Mrs. Wheeler, the cruel physics teacher that threatens to fail the class for cheating. Among Mrs.Wheeler's critics are best-friends, Ben and Tanner. Ben has big plans and Tanner is slacker with social media smarts. With Ben’s college future now in jeopardy, the friends set out to get revenge but, what seems like an innocent little prank turns into a mystery caper where the entire high-school faculty are suspect.

Director: Maureen Bharoocha

Writers: Rebecca Flinn-White, Zak White

Starring: Rita Moreno, Keith David, Connor Kalopsis, Ramona Young

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Michael Y. Chow, Glenn Rigberg

Photo Credit: James Van Evers

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Rita Moreno-Led Dark Comedy ‘The Prank’ Acquired By Iconic Events

Iconic Events has taken domestic rights to The Prank, a dark comedy starring EGOT winner Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Connor Kalopsis (Outmatched) and Ramona Young (Never Have I Ever), from XRM Media and Sneak Preview Entertainment. Directed by Maureen Bharoocha (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin), the SXSW 2022 crowd

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Variety: ‘The Prank’ Review: Rita Moreno Shows Another Side…

“…it’s a tartly written, engagingly nasty little comedy of high-school vengeance. It’s set during the senior year of Ben (Connor Kalopsis), the kind of obsessive-compulsive overachiever who prints out several backup copies of his homework assignments, and Tanner (Ramona Young), a hacker, high on energy drinks, who’s his equally brainy

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