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New Feature 'An American in Hollywood' Reunites 'Wire' Alums Jamie Hector, JD Williams & Hassan Johnson

by Jasmin
December 1, 2011 4:12 PM
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Fans of HBO's The Wire can look forward to seeing the crime drama's co-stars Jamie Hector, JD Williams, and Hassan Johnson together again soon. The three actors are set to star in An American in Hollywood, a new feature film from V-Twinz Productions. And no, it isn't about a drug heist.

The film is about "a talented and accomplished young filmmaker from New York who embarks to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.”

Hollywood is the first feature by V-Twinz, a Brooklyn-based company headed by twin brothers Sai and Venk Varadon, which has produced a string of short films, commercials and music videos thus far. The pair direct and produce the project, respectively. Jason Pollard (Their Eyes Were Watching Gummy Bears) also produces. 

The project is currently shooting in LA. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.

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  • Tamara | December 2, 2011 9:19 AMReply

    Bodie, Avon, Wee-bay! I saw a post yesterday on Facebook. "The Wire" as a Monopoly game. Don't know if it's real or not, but... hey! Cool beans. Premise of the project sounds okay. Good luck.

  • Tamara | December 2, 2011 10:32 AM

    Thanks for the correction. LOL. MARLO MARLO MARLO!!! My bad, my bad. As much as I loved this show... Good luck with the filming Jason! I was referring to the Monopoly game, though. Sorry for the confusion :)

  • Jason Pollard | December 2, 2011 9:57 AM

    Hey Tamara,

    The film is real and currently shooting in LA. As a fan of "The Wire" myself, it was great to get these three talented brothers together again. And they are playing much different roles this time around. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Kat | December 2, 2011 9:49 AM

    You mean Bodie, Marlo, and Wee-bay

  • Troy | December 2, 2011 5:14 AMReply

    I hate a weak Drug Drama like the next elitist but I absolutely deplore stories where black guys allow women to lead to there demise.

  • Jason Pollard | December 2, 2011 9:55 AM

    Thanks for the feedback Troy. The lead character in "An American in Hollywood" is definitely not lead to his demise by a woman. The film is about a young couple following their dream trying to find happiness and the obstacles and ingrained feelings on both sides that prevent that from happening. We're trying to tell a different story about relationships and LA with this. Hopefully you'll come along with us on the journey. Peace.

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