Setting up for the Premiere of The Longest Ride

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The Chinese Theatre is setting up for the premiere of The Longest Ride on Hollywood Blvd.

Synopsis

Nicholas Sparks‘ best-selling novel comes to the big screen in this romantic drama from director George Tillman Jr.. The plot centers on the star-crossed love affair between a retired bull rider who wants to get back in the saddle, and an art student preparing to seek her fortune in New York City. As their relationship is put to the ultimate test, the wisdom of an aging man who recalls his own lost love serves as a source of great inspiration. Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, and Alan Alda star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi.

Scott Eastwood Biography

Most people would assume that being the son of a Hollywood legend would mean a life on easy street, but that wasn’t the case for Scott Eastwood. His father, Clint Eastwood, insisted that he make his own way, which meant jobs in construction and parking cars before his own acting career took off. Scott might have gotten his first break via a small role in his dad’s 2006 film Flags of Our Fathers, but his subsequent work has shown that he’s not riding any coattails. Indeed, he was even credited as Scott Reeves (his mother’s last name) in his early movies, including Flags, An American Crime, Pride, and Player 5150.

Scott was born to Clint and former flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves on March 21, 1986. He grew up in Hawaii and has a younger sister named Kathryn, as well as five paternal half-siblings: Kimber Tunis, Kyle Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, and Morgan Eastwood. After graduating from high school in 2003, Scott attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Communications in 2008. Preferring to avoid the glitz, glam, and occasional pretentiousness of L.A., he resides in a beach community outside of San Diego.

After roles in films such as 2012’s Trouble With the Curve and 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D, as well as stints on television in Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., Scott portrayed former champion bull rider Luke Collins in 2015’s The Longest Ride — a role that came naturally to the admitted adrenaline junkie, who fondly recalls visiting the Salinas Rodeo as a youth. He then switched gears dramatically by signing on to the supervillain film Suicide Squad and the biopic Snowden, proving he’s no one-trick pony as his career continues to blossom. ~ Jim Feeley, Rovi

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