Here’s what Brent Corrigan has to say about the whole ‘King Cobra’ mania
"I look forward to finally telling my own story."
The man whom this whole King Cobra craze these past few days has been all about has finally weighed in – and he’s not exactly salivating over it like the rest of us.
In a post on social media, Brent Corrigan concedes he was approached to be part of the project as a consultant as well a minor role. But he declined, choosing instead to forge ahead with his book.
“The internet has been a buzz regarding some recent news that a movie is being filmed right now in New York State chronicling the Bryan Kocis murder and the early days of my adult career,” Corrigan wrote on Facebook.
“I was originally approached to be a part of the film as a consultant and the cast. I was asked to play a small part in the film and declined the role.
“Ultimately, I chose to move forward with my own plans to finally release my book in place of taking part in someone elses presentation of events that I personally lived as a young adult.
“It’s going to be an exciting coming year! The book is nearly finished and is now going through edits and rewrites. Even with the time that has passed, the memories are still very real and raw for me. I look forward to finally telling my story, beginning middle and end, with an earnest stroke.
“Thanks for being so patient, everyone!”
King Cobra is a film that will tell the story of the death Brian Kocis, a director and founder of gay porn studio Cobra Video. Kocis was murdered by two adult performers, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes, both of whom were found guilty and are now serving life sentences. Corrigan, who began his adult career with Cobra Video, later became embroiled in a legal battle after it emerged he was underage when he started performing. King Cobra is being produced by James Franco and directed by Justin Kelly. No release date has been set.
Buzz around the film started earlier this week when reports emerged former Disney star Garrett Clayton had been cast to play Corrigan. That was confirmed when Clayton posted a photo on Instagram wearing skimpy trunks on the set.
This was preceded by Franco, who posted a shirtless photo with Keegan Allen, on the social media site a day earlier.