Jamie Kennedy joins the cast of Heart Baby! Scream franchise star Jamie Kennedy is set to appear in the upcoming drama, Heart Baby! (2017), which features Gbenga Akinnagbe as notorious prison fighter George Lee Martin.
From the sound of it, Round Room Productions’ Heart Baby! will be a dramatic change of pace for the Scream actor. Cast as TJ, he will play the role of a motorcycle gang member who avenges Martin’s childhood abuse at the hands of a pedophile who is now imprisoned alongside the both of them. It is a significant departure from the comedic roles Kennedy is most known for but the project nevertheless appears very promising.
Focusing on his time spent in various correctional facilities across Tennessee, the film will document Martin’s career as a legendary fighter in the seedy world of prison boxing. It will also cover the time when the seemingly-invincible boxer was offered freedom by the government on the condition that he fight for the American team at the 1984 Olympics, an offer Martin stunningly declined.
Heart Baby! is not the only project Kennedy is attached to. He is also slated to feature in NBC’s upcoming drama series Heartbeat and the Bearfruit Films production Little Savages, a family film set for release this February. As one can see, it seems that Kennedy is trying to diversify his acting resume in the run-up to shooting Heart Baby! Considering the special attention the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives to biopics and films based on true events, it is a wise move on Kennedy’s part to show the true range of his acting abilities in case he and/or the film are nominated for the Oscar’s in 2017.
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