Amazing news – Shane has been cast in a new film which is set to film this May! It is so great to see Shane cast in another role that is unlike one he has done before and I am sure everyone is as excited as I am to follow him on this journey.
Shane West is set to star opposite Leslie Bibb in Z, writer-director Jonathan Wright’s thriller about a couple that gets in over their heads with a serial killer. The project is set up at Sony Pictures Worldwide and is being produced by Michael Baker and Jeff Sackman.
The story follow a down-on-their-luck couple young who discover a serial killer’s film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn’t long until they find themselves in the killer’s lethal cross-hairs. West plays blue-collar husband Mick Branson, who can’t seem to get ahead in life. Stressed, broke and with very little chance of escaping a lifetime of poverty, he’s willing to do just about anything for his true love, even if it puts his life in jeopardy.
West is in production on Season 3 of WGN America series Salem, which willpremiere during Halloween week. West also has Here Alone premiering at Tribeca this weekend. He will head straight into Z as soon as he wraps Salem. Production starts in Ottawa at the end of May.
Source – Deadline
More great news everyone as we learnt today that Shane has joined the cast of a new independent film called “Here Alone” where he will play the character of Jason! Here is the official post on the films Facebook page announcing Shane joining the cast:
We have some very exciting news. SHANE WEST will be playing the role of JASON.
JASON is a pragmatic man of 30 who doesn’t say a lot. He settled down to a life with ANN that didn’t always feel right but was expected after she became pregnant. When the virus hits, Jason acts decisively, fleeing with his family in tow to the woods surrounding his small hometown.
We’re thrilled that Shane is joining our merry band of misfits as we head back to the woods in just over a week to finish photography on the film. We’ll post as many updates as we can from set! – Source
You can also read a longer character description for Shane’s character below (taken from the sites official website) I hope that we get lots of behind the scenes pictures and scoop while Shane is filming and I am sure like myself you are all just as excited to see Shane take on this new role and no doubt make another character we will all love.
[JASON] A pragmatic man of 30, Jason doesn’t say a lot. He settled down to a life with Ann that didn’t always feel right but was expected after she became pregnant. His marriage was bound by circumstances and while love once was once there, Ann and Jason often don’t see eye to eye. When the virus hits, Jason acts decisively, fleeing with his family in tow to the woods surrounding his small hometown. Protected by isolation, and relying on his boy scout and park service employee background, Jason struggles to teach Ann basic survival skills while keeping his emotional control over a relationship that is starting to crumble.