Paul Wesley plays Anthony Reese, a federal agent who comes into a small Southern town to investigate the Oodies!!! Has a 2012 release date..
Paul has joined the cast of new action comedy movie “The Baytown Disco”. Film is currently being shot in Louisiana.
William O. Perkins, founder and president of LLeju Productions, announced today that Paul Wesley, star of The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” has joined the cast of The Baytown Disco. Wesley joins Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives,” The Sentinel) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Bad Santa, Monster’s Ball) on the action comedy directed by Barry Battles, which is currently shooting in Louisiana.
The Baytown Disco, featured on 2009′s “Black List” of Hollywood’s top unproduced projects, follows the foibles of three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for after agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly-abusive father.
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LLEJU PRODUCTIONS TO PRODUCE AND FINANCE “BLACK LISTED” SOUTHERN COMEDY THE BAYTOWN DISCO
Robert Teitel and State Street Pictures to Produce Alongside LLeju
February 8, 2011 – William O. Perkins, founder and President of LLeju Productions announced today that they are financing and producing THE BAYTOWN DISCO, which follows the foibles of three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for after agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly-abusive father. First-time director Barry Battles will helm the film which is based on a script he co-wrote with Griffin Hood (I Ran Against Us, Mr. Extion). Robert Teitel (Notorious, Men of Honor, Barbershop Franchise, Soulfood) and George Tillman under their State Street Pictures banner will produce with LLeju Productions who optioned the script and control the rights. Mary Vernieu at Betty Mae is casting for the pic which is based on a script that was listed on 2009’s “Black List” of Hollywood’s top unproduced projects.
“We found Barry and Griffin’s script to be edgy, fun and entertaining, which is synonymous with the LLeju brand. This is the ideal project for us to partner with Bob and George.” said Perkins.
Teitel said “After meeting Bill, we’re very much looking forward to collaborating with LLeju, and we hope this leads to future projects. We’re confident Barry and Girffin’s script will find commercial appeal with audiences everywhere.”
THE BAYTOWN DISCO will be the first collaboration between LLeju Productions and State Street Pictures. Production starts in early May in Louisiana.
THE BAYTOWN DISCO will follow LLeju’s upcoming theatrical release of the Paz Vega starrer Cat Run on April 1st and The Chameleon, which hits theaters this spring and stars Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen.
ABOUT LLEJU PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2008, LLeju Productions (pronounced “yay-who”) is a filmed entertainment production, financing and distribution company dedicated to stirring the emotions of audiences worldwide with unconventional and thought provoking material. Regardless of the genre – if a project is unconventional, risky or thought provoking – LLeju welcomes the opportunity to be “offbeat.” LLeju’s past films include After.Life, starring Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Christina Ricci and Josh Charles; Unthinkable, a psychological thriller which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen, Brandon Routh and Carrie-Anne Moss; and Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, about a young hoodlum’s rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid