Angus Cloud is appearing onscreen for one of the last times in heist movie “Your Lucky Day.”

The “Euphoria” star, who died at age 25 in July 2023, leads writer-director-actor Daniel Brown’s feature directorial debut. Cloud plays drug dealer Sterling, who holds a convenience store hostage after he witnesses 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 cop. The film is adapted from writer Brown’s 2010 short film of the same name, with Rider Strong in the role of Sterling.

“I had written the character based on people I had grown up with: guys who sold drugs and would start fights with frat boys or their stepdads, but who were also super protective and loyal to their friends,” Brown told Entertainment Weekly. “[Cloud’s] stories and outlook were so right on for the character, I just had to go for it.”

He added, “As with all things Angus, what I remember was his kindness and enthusiasm for others. He was one of one.”

Cloud rose to fame at age 21 as drug dealer Fezco on “Euphoria” after HBO casting director Jennifer Venditti stopped him on the street in Manhattan. In addition to “Your Lucky Day,” Cloud stars in posthumous releases “Freaky Tales” and “The Line.” He was also cast in “Scream” filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s new film for Universal, co-starring Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, and Giancarlo Esposito.

IndieWire’s review for “Your Lucky Day” praised the “palpable sadness” of Cloud’s character Sterling with Cloud’s “disarming presence” as the crux of the film.

“Cloud serves as a sort of doe-eyed, tough-talking therapist/priest to whom the other characters spill their traumas and insecurities,” the review reads. “The dialogue is unsubtle and the circumstances implausible, and if anyone but Cloud was in his place it simply wouldn’t work.”

The film is distributed by Well Go USA.

“Your Lucky Day” premieres in theaters November 10 and will be available on demand November 14. Check out the trailer below.

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