Jackson Rathbone discusses Heart, Baby! on WPIX NYC
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The 35-year-old actress now works closely with CAST, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking. Her involvement came after she teamed up with her director husband, Michael Polish, on their drama Nona, which tells the story of a girl from Honduras who puts her faith in the wrong person while escaping to America to reunite with her mother.
“Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in society,” says the actress, who is one of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World. “So ultimately, it’s very desperate human beings wanting a different life and taking a chance. Though the dangers of their chance are high, in their minds, it pales in comparison from where they came from.”
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It's been ten years since 'Twilight' debuted in theaters, and Cheddar is celebrating by hearing what vampire Jasper Hale, aka actor Jackson Rathbone is doing since the saga ended. Rathbone talked about his new role in the true prison-based story, 'Heart, Baby' and also marked milestones in his music career.
As "Twilight" celebrates the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release this year, Jackson Rathbone -- who portrayed broody vampire Jasper Hale -- is busy. He is one of the stars of the film "Heart, Baby!" and has a new single out, "Young and Tragic." Born in Asia, the actor-musician says he traveled so much as a child that he feels "only at home when I'm traveling. I find myself residing mostly on airplanes, usually between Los Angeles and Austin. However, I've been known to fly all over the world for work, from Mexico to South Africa, Colombia to France, and even as far as the exotic plains of Canada!"
STUCK has won Best Comedy Feature at the 10th annual Lady Filmmakers film festival in Beverly Hills.
Darby finds herself in trouble with the law, and is sentenced to house arrest. Now she must serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend, that he now shares with his new fiancee.
Director: Jillian Armenante
Angela Shelton‘s Heart, Baby (2017) movie trailer stars Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jackson Rathbone, Shawn-Caulin Young, Ritchie Montgomery, and Justice Leak.Heart, Baby‘s plot synopsis: “[George Lee Martin] and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer, with songwriter Doc as his cornerman. When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics he shocks everyone by turning it down, sending Doc on a journey to discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and heart.”
I am looking forward to finding out in the film why George Lee Martin turned down such an incredible opportunity, an opportunity that he had earned.
In the first trailer for the Angela Shelton-directed Heart, Baby! Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Deuce) puts on the gloves and enters the ring as real-life George Lee Martin who becomes an unbeatable prison boxer while serving time in the Central Tennessee State Penitentiary.
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Ted Welch’s comedy “Wild Man” has been acquired for global distribution by North of Two for a winter theatrical release, Variety has learned exclusively.
Jacquie Phillips and Stefanie Black directed from a script by Black and Welch about a man who drinks his way into a 90-day house arrest while home for his high school reunion. He forms an odd friendship with an awkward former classmate who lives across the street.
“It’s the perfect mix of charm and nostalgia. Jacquie and Stefanie have knocked this out of the park,” says North of Two CEO Mark Cartier.
“Wild Man” also stars George Dalton, Christine Woods, Mike Vogel, Kate Upton, Stefanie Black, Joe Mullen, Brandon Hirsch, Chris Greene, Rasheed Stephens, and Tim Rock.
STUCK WINS Best Comedy Feature at Atlanta Underground Film Festival this year!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of STUCK and thank you Atlanta!
Thank you to VARIETY and film reporter DAVE MCNARY! Read their exclusive piece about Bully!
North of Two has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the dark comedy "BULLY" planning a release in the fall, Variety has learned exclusively.
Tucker Albrizzi stars as a quiet, high-school student tormented by a school bully and his cronies. After an altercation on his way home from school lands him a chance meeting with a former professional boxer, played by Ron Canada, he decides to learn how to defend himself and start going to the boxing gym with a trainer, portrayed by Danny Trejo.
“I love movies about underdogs and I love filmmakers who don’t let being an underdog get in their way,” said North of Two president Mark Cartier.