ANNOUNCES A NEW PROJECTů
After wrapping FD3, Ryan
had a little down time to celebrate the 4th and attend a family wedding in Kentucky.
Then it was right back to work as he headed to LA on July 18h to follow up on
some projects in development and to pursue some new ones. As luck would have it,
once again, Ryan was in the right place at the right time to land his next big
role. He arrived on Monday, auditioned on Wednesday and had an offer on his next
film by Friday. Sometimes timing really is everything in the film business. He
will co-star with Haley Joel Osment in "Home of the Giants, which will begin
shooting in North Carolina in September. Ryan is honored to be sharing screen
time with Haley, whose career he admires.
is a coming of age drama set in an Indiana town that literally lives for basketball
and rooting for the home team. The story centers around two teenage friends, Osment,
who will portray Robert "Gar" Gartland, a school journalist covering
the basketball team on its way to the state championship. He idolizes the town's
star basketball player, Matt Dunbar, played by Ryan. During the team's quest for
the championship, the boys get caught up in a dilemma when Matt is asked to throw
the big game. Befriended by Matt's brother, who is a former Giants team player,
the boys are taken in by him. He ends up being anything but the hero they thought
"Home of the Giants"
is a story of friendship. The kind of that brings two unlikely characters together
to form a friendship that only gets stronger with time. It's based on trust. An
"I've got your back" through the good and bad times kind of story. Even
in situations that cross the line between right and wrong, these two friends hold
tight to their belief in each other. It's the story of two friends who inspire
and encourage each other and stand strong together, especially through adversity.
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