STARZ! Rides Into Texas With the World Premiere of 'Lone Star State of Mind'
Feature Film Directorial Debut From Prolific Television Director David Semel - 'Boston Public,' 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Dawson's Creek' ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZ! moseys down to Texas this holiday season with the world premiere of the comedic crime romp "Lone Star State of Mind" on December 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (with subsequent plays throughout the month). The film comes from Director David Semel who has helmed and produced numerous television teen-oriented fare such as "Dawson's Creek," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Beverly Hills 90210." "Lone Star State of Mind" stars Joshua Jackson ("The Laramie Project," "Dawson's Creek") as Earl Crest, a kind-hearted auto mechanic who is content with his simple life. That is, until his fiancee, Baby (James King - "Bulletproof Monk," "Pearl Harbor"), convinces him to move to Los Angeles so she can break into soap operas. Unfortunately, before they can escape their small Texas town, Earl must get Baby's dim-witted, petty-thief cousin, Junior (DJ Qualls - "The Core," "Road Trip") out of a tangled up mess with murderous drug dealers. He's got 48 hours to save the day, rescue Junior and keep his promise to get Baby out to Los Angeles in time for pilot season. The ensemble cast is a mix of newcomers, veterans and members of the teen film set: Matthew Davis ("Blue Crush," "Pearl Harbor"), Ryan Hurst ("Taken", "We Were Soldiers"), Sam McMurray ("Stealing Sinatra," "Drop Dead Gorgeous"), Jullian Dulce Vida ("Showtime"), with special appearances by musician, actor, director John Mellencamp ("After Image," "Falling from Grace") and Thomas Haden Church ("The Badge," "Wings"). David Semel ("Boston Public," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Dawson's Creek") makes his feature film directorial debut, with first time screenwriter Trevor Munson penning the story. The film was executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz ("I Am Sam," "Traffic"), Edward Zwick ("Abandon," "Legends of the Fall") and Richard Solomon ("The Last Samurai," "Women vs. Men"), with Lisa Moiselle ("Killer: A Journal of Murder"), Robin Budd ("The Siege") and Steven Pearl ("Attraction") acting as producers and Julie Glucksman serving as associate producer. "Lone Star State of Mind" was shot entirely on location in and around Austin, Texas. Starz Encore Group LLC (Starz Encore) is the largest provider of cable and satellite-delivered premium movie channels in the United States, owning 15 domestic channels with approximately 126 million pay units. Starz Encore offers the Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 12 digital movie channels, and Starz On Demand(R), the first premium subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Starz Encore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMCb), http://www.starzencore.com . For further information, please contact Marc McCarthy of Starz Encore Group LLC, +1-720-852-5851, email@example.com; or Jennifer Vogelmann, +1-323-933-3399, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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