LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016) – Actor JC Tremblay will portray a man who gets embroiled in illegal MMA fights set up by the Mexican Mob in the upcoming independent film “Imprisoned,” now in production in Mexico.
The 26-year-old actor known for his roles on HBO’s “True Blood,” the short film “Venom: Truth in Journalism,” featuring Ryan Kwantem of “True Blood,” and others, will be portraying Lucas, one of three friends who are invited to Mexico to participate in an MMA event, but soon see their trip turn into their worst nightmare when they realize they are involved in a series of illegal MMA matches run by an arms dealer. The film, produced by Sharry Flaherty, Gary Flynn and Isaac Rhino, also stars Aman Mehra (“Armenia, My Love…”) and newcomer Ozlem Cetin.
“I’m very pleased to be a part of a project that is very character driven and features some great action sequences,” Tremblay said. “I’ve always been attracted to meaty dramatic roles that allow you to challenge yourself and create a unique character that is unlike any other.”
Casting Tremblay in the lead role for the film was an easy decision, given the actor’s versatility and talent, Flaherty said.
“JC is a very accomplished actor who definitely has the chops to portray this very compelling character,” she said.
Tremblay’s role comes on the heels of his starring role in the upcoming film “Shake it Off,” directed by Brian Petillo and produced by Masked Patriot, as well as his lead role in the upcoming “Muchachos Brothers,” a film directed and produced by Esra Saritas Guven (“The White Rabbit”).
Born in Quebec City, Canada, Tremblay knew early on that he wanted to be an actor. He would often imitate and act out scenes as different characters while still a young boy. But it wasn’t until he was 18 that he would dedicate himself to becoming a professional actor by dropping out of his last year of high school to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional actor. He visited Los Angeles for a few weeks to discover what was awaiting him, but this wouldn’t be his last trip to the City of Angels.
Once back home, JC decided to gain experience in the movie industry by starting from the bottom. He made his first brief television appearance in a commercial for TVA Inc., a local Quebec City based television company. He then appeared in more television commercials, firmly establishing him as an actor on the rise. Being only in his early 20’s, JC took the initiative by moving back to Los Angeles for good. Soon, he appeared in starring roles in ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” “True Blood,” the short film “Venom: Truth in Journalism,” and others.
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