If you haven’t seen the trailer, here’s the official trailer for Jackson Rathbone’s new film “Girlfriend,” which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12th.
Twilighters who find themselves on Team Jasper probably have only one complaint when it comes to Stephenie Meyer’s franchise: They want more of the peaceful-one-minute, violent-the-next vampire who attacks Bella and sets the “New Moon” plot into motion. Jackson Rathbone, the actor behind Jasper Hale, is set to remedy that grievance with “Girlfriend,” a romantic drama that will find the actor leaving the world of vampires behind but continuing to play a character that viewers will find both trustworthy and potentially dangerous.
“Girlfriend” follows the story of Evan, played by newcomer Evan Sneider, a man with Down Syndrome who comes into a hefty lump of money after a tragedy occurs in his life. He decides to give it to the down-on-her-luck Candy, played by Shannon Woodward, a single-mother who he’s loved since they were young but who has problems of her own. One of those problems is her ex-boyfriend Russ, played by Rathbone, which leads to the creation of a very volatile love triangle.
This is director Justin Lerner’s first feature film, and he describes it as a “harsh, modern-day take on the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fable.” The movie is a real world story set in Middle America which will bring Rathbone’s character into a very bizarre and unconventional love triangle. The “Girlfriend” project came about when Lerner met one of Rathbone’s “100 Monkeys” bandmates Jerad Anderson at the Sundance Film Festival last year. He passed the script along to Rathbone who loved it, and decided to produce the film with Lerner.
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Looks like a tearjerker to me! Thoughts?