Friday, January 9, 2009

Casting is almost set; Jose Yenque on board and introducing Austin Thomas & Benjamin Weiss

Casting is just about in place. Just added, we are pleased to announce actor Jose Yenque, who comes on board for a crucial role and again was Rocky's first choice. Newcomer, 12 year-old Austin Thomas will join the roster of young talent and Benjamin Weiss will complete the supporting roles.

Jose Yenque is a veteran actor, which films include Price of Glory, The Last Adam and Fall, however he is mostly known for his work on Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. His television credits include The X Files, ER ,Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, and Nip/Tuck.

Quote From Jose:
"knowing these guys as long as I have, I know how hard they have worked to make 11:11 happen. and now, it's happening! I really enjoyed the script and look forward to being a part of the team and bring it all to life. Heads up, here comes 'Vinnie'."

Austin Thomas is roughly new to the biz but was the perfect fit for the supporting role he will play. This was one of the hardest roles to fill. We started reading kids months back and even had a few favorites picked out who eventually passed. Another breakdown brought dozens of new actors to read. Rocky insisted that we find the best "actor" for this role, not the biggest young star. Austin was the most natural of the kids we read and won the producers over with his natural raw talent.

Quote From Austin:
"It was an early Christmas present for me to get this role! I'm so honored to be part of this incredible cast.These actors and actresses remind me of the leads in my favorite movie "Stand By Me". With the vision of director Rocky Costanzo and his realistic and shocking script, I really believe this is the next "Pulp Fiction" "The Blair Witch Project" or "Twilight". movie. It's that good! So much time and effort has been put into this film already. It's a story within itself! OMG, I'm so lucky!"

Benjamin Weiss completes the supporting cast. Younger brother of Darian, has auditioned for parts in the past, finally books a role that works for Rocky and the producers. We don't like to just give roles to actors because they're related to another actor in the film. Benjamin earned the role and it's going to be fun seeing the two Weiss bros acting opposite each other in a few scenes.


Anonymous said...

Great new additions! I saw Austin Thomas in the new American Girl movie. I think he's extremely talented and my daughter is a big fan already!

The Dhea said...

How old is Austin thomas?