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Cory Hardrict Is Heading To 'Boulevard H' (Indie Comedy On Wannabe Actors & Their Eccentric Coach)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
December 4, 2012 6:27 PM
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Cory Hardrict

This news reminded me that I still need to check out his most recent work in the apocalyptic thriller, The Day, which was released in theaters over the summer.

Cory Hardrict is a name that doesn't get mentioned often, when conversations are had about upcoming or even existing young black male actors. I'd readily admit that I haven't been watching his career as closely as I probably should; although I plan to invest time watching some of his most recent performances to catch up, ahead of roles in 2 upcoming features that are almost complete (Warm Bodies and Lovelace), as well as this one, just announced yesterday...

Hardrict has joined Scott Eastwood and Malcolm McDowell in an indie comedy titled Boulevard H, with Jae Thomas directing from his own script (his feature film debut).

Fernando Escudero is producing, with Roland Zagonvi exec producing a film that tells the story of...

... a group of wannabe actors who collectively follow an eccentric and volatile acting coach. The students are held back by autism, old age, dwarfism, paralysis, egotism, and delusions of grandeur.

Did I mention it's a comedy?

No word on what roles exactly each actor plays here, but principal photography is underway in New Orleans, and will later move to LA.

In The Day, which is now out on home video (DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, VOD), Hardrict co-starred alongside Shawn AshmoreAshley BellMichael EklundDominic Monaghan, and Shannyn Sossamon in the sci-fi thriller from director Douglas Aarniokoski - a film that was actually shot in 2010, and was finally released Stateside, in theaters, in August this year. 

What's it about? Here's its synopsis:

A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand--over a 24 hour period--battling for their ultimate survival.

Of course, Hardrict is one of the 5 survivors.

Anyone see it?

I'll check it out this week.

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  • AccidentalVisitor | December 5, 2012 8:01 PMReply

    I have to disagree with D.C. Hardrict had a standout scene in Gran Torino in which he stood toe-to-toe with Clint Eastwood. Despite his good looks he was able to come across convincingly as a tough street kind (or punk) who was giving mouth to and causing trouble for a couple of the film's protagonists. Considering the success of the film, Hardrict's performance and the fact that he looks like a movie star, you would think he would have gotten some momentum from that film with immediate offers for bigger roles in other motion pictures, a way of guaging whether he had the ability to have a more prominent career. But alas Hollywood proved once again they don't give have any enthusiasm for testing the waters in regards to non-white actors.

  • larry johns | December 5, 2012 8:49 PM

    Cory hardrict is sooooo underrated it baffles me he's not on the major studio list he was awesome in Battle:LA I hope he gets with the right hollywood connections or Like CAA or WME because with the right push he will blow it out the water! Hollywood will force feed you black guys like Derek luke, anthony mackey, etc but there not stars for a reason GIVE CORY HIS SHOT COME ONNNN

  • ALM | December 5, 2012 6:04 PMReply

    I am so glad that both he and Tia are actively working in an industry with limited opportunities.

  • Donald jr. | December 5, 2012 8:14 AMReply

    You probably work for his former manager DC your talking out the side of your neck Cory is a SuperStar by far who will get his shot..the end!

  • D.C. Kirkwood | December 4, 2012 10:29 PMReply

    Dont worry you haven't missed anything Tambay. He is not a good actor in my opinion his range is limitted. He goes unnoticed for a reason. He is a nice person and a good father and good looking. The End.

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