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Exclusive: Poster For 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 25, 2012 10:57 AM
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For more than two decades, Robert Carlyle has been a familiar face in projects on both sides of the ocean, becoming one of the most reliable players on TV and in the movies. Of course, he's likely best known for playing the deliciously deranged Begbie in "Trainspotting," but roles in "28 Weeks Later," "The Full Monty," "Angela's Ashes" and more have solidified him as a true talent. And while it's not often that we seem him in a lead role, when the opportunity arises it's likely one worth checking out, and you'll get a chance soon with "California Solo."

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film from writer/director Marshall Lewy ("Blue State") finds Carlyle playing a former Britpop rocker living in the United States, who finds himself facing deportation. We've got the exclusive poster for the movie, which you can check out below, but first here's the full synopsis for the picture:

LACHLAN MacALDONICH (Robert Carlyle) is former Britpop rocker who has settled into a comfortably numb existence in farm country just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the city’s farmers’ markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record "Flame-Outs," his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is BEAU (Alexia Rasmussen), a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef who frequents the Silver Lake farmers’ market.

One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan’s only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause “extreme hardship” to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative. Lachlan contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront.

CALIFORNIA SOLO is a touching, human story about post-fame life and personal redemption.

"California Solo" will hit New York and Los Angeles on November 30th courtesy of Strand Releasing, with more cities and dates to follow.

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3 Comments

  • kelli burris | September 25, 2012 9:34 PMReply

    So, beyond glad that this movie is finally coming out. What I'm waiting for more Les Miz coming out in Nov or this. Sorry, Les Miz ..But, Robert is cuter than Javert:) I like the first poster too as did a friend of mine. Wonder why they change it? Never the less ...I'm glad Robert tweeted this one and we get to see him sing on the big screen as well. Although, I did see him sing a 'wee' bit in 'Hamish Macbeth ' and it wasn't bad at all. Act, sing and Dance(Full Monty Marilyn Hotckiss) and plays a little guitar this too. Talk about a hat trick. Now if only couldn't a emmy this year. Hopefully, Golden Globe for this or Once or possibly both. Good Luck-Robert:)

  • NancyP | September 25, 2012 8:54 PMReply

    I'm beyond delighted that this is finally coming out. I've been waiting so long to see it. Thank you! And thanks for the new poster, too!

  • Julie Rogers | September 25, 2012 6:26 PMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this movie. Carlyle is amazing in everything he does.

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