Friday, March 16, 2012

Photos - Singer Jackie Evancho Joins Robert Redford For Her First Movie Role!

Robert Redford and Jackie Evancho on the movie set
Well, who says coming in second place in a singing competition won’t get you anywhere. Just ask crossover singer Jackie Evancho!

Since her adventure on “America’s Got Talent” a couple of years ago, 12-year-old Evancho has parlayed her second place showing into not only a gold record and successful PBS appearance, but now she is making a movie with none other than Robert Redford.

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Evancho will be seen later this year in the Robert Redford directed thriller “The Company You Keep”. This is Jackie's first major movie production and she says she loved the entire experience!

Watch Jackie's Interview on WTAE Pittsburgh

The movie will star Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, and Susan Sarandon.

"The Company You Keep" chronicles the story of a former Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI for 30 years, who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter hell-bent on making a name for himself.

Redford plays the former radical at the center of this nationwide manhunt and LaBeouf, the determined journalist doggedly chasing him and his story, and young Jackie Evancho will play Redford’s daughter who recently lost her mother and is unaware of her father's militant past.

Evancho and Redford during a break on set

Jackie Evancho and Robert Redford filming

Evancho will play Redford's daughter in the movie

On set in Vancouver  during principal filming 
Evancho laughs as the director yells "Cut"

"The Company You Keep" was filmed in Vancouver and is currently in post-production - which means all the principal photography is complete and it’s all up to the guys in the editing bay to splice together all the pieces and add the music soundtrack to create the final product.

To date there is no movie trailer available but we will add it to this page once we can get out hands on it.

Producer Nicolas Chartier says,

"This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country's ideals against their government. It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford."

Evancho is no stranger to being behind the camera.

Jackie has been on almost every talk show known to man including The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Piers Morgan Tonight, The Talk, Jay Leno, and has had guest appearances on Britain’s Got Talent, Christmas at Rockefeller Center, Disney Christmas Special, and PBS Great Performances.

Evancho has even sang the national anthem for the NHL and had guest spots on the TV series Wizards of Waverly Place and has an uncredited appearance for her role in the movie “She’s Out of My League”.

We can’t wait to see the movie and think it’s very cool that Jackie is exploring ALL her options that are being presented to her.

God speed Jackie Evancho!

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1 comment:

  1. Just a short update: Since this article was posted, Jackie has performed in St Petersburg, Russia, at St Peter's Square, with 2 world renowned operatic talents to open the Russian International Economic Summit, has since become the "Face" of GUESS Kids fashions for this fall, and has completed both a new CD "Songs of the Silver Screen", due for release on or about Oct 2 of this year, and now PBS's Great Performances is currently showing a new production of her singing "Music of the Movies", which includes both an exclusive CD and DVD, and was taped live at the newly restored, historic Orpheum Theater, in Los Angeles, CA. She has just returned from her 3rd trip to Japan, where in addition to a one night solo concert in Tokyo, singing a mix of some old, and many of her new songs, she also was invited to and performed in a World Peace Concert @ Hiroshima's nuclear monument. Currently, at 12 years old, she's a very busy young lady. Time to catch your breath - for now!


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