Thursday, September 04, 2008

"Santa Barbara" stars hit the big screen

Fresh off a Lifetime movie, A Martinez has a big-screen project in the works. "Becoming Eduardo" is a movie that began shooting in July on a "shoestring" budget, according to director Rod McCall.

The story centers around an at-risk teen at a rural New Mexico high school. Martinez plays Sergio Garcia. Read more about "Becoming Eduardo" at its official site (where you can find Martinez in the movie's trailer and some nice stills) and through this press release.

Elsewhere in the "Santa Barbara" cast, meanwhile, Martinez's on-screen father, Henry Darrow, and Bridgette Wilson have new projects.

"From Bubba with Love" is a comedy classified as in postproduction. Darrow portrays Alejandro in the movie, written and directed by John Carcieri.

The plotline from the IMDb: "Good ol' boy Bubba Caswell is hopelessly in love with Ginny, the prettiest girl in Mocksboro, North Carolina. While preparing to propose marriage, a single lapse in judgment lands Bubba in the state penitentiary. Upon his release six years later, Bubba finds that everything has changed." Learn more about the film via this YouTube video.

Wilson, meanwhile, just completed "Phantom Punch," the story of heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston. She portrays Farah in the film, directed by Robert Townsend and written by Ryan Combs. Ving Rhames has the title role. Learn more at the film's official site.

Coming tomorrow: A special "SB" interview

Why stop with a few movie project updates? BRBTV had two other cast members of "SB" on the phone earlier this week, as research for the next edition of the "Send Me to Santa Barbara" reference guide, and we'll run excerpts from those interviews for the next two Fridays. These are two cast members we've never spoken to before, and both are leading successful Hollywood careers behind the scenes these days! The first interview is tomorrow, so c'mon back ...

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