The bassist makes his film producing debut
Rascal Flatts’ bassist and producer Jay DeMarcus is developing a film about a lost nuclear bomb off the coast of Savannah, GA in 1958. The film, called All Shook Up, will see DeMarcus making his debut as film producer. He will also produce the score/soundtrack that will feature 1950s-era music covered by today’s top country stars.
Deadline reports that the film is a coming of age story that takes place after a real life event in 1958 when a scrambled Air Force jet fighter collided with an American B-47 bomber during the height of the Cold War. The collision resulted in a 7600 pound atomic bomb being dropped off the coast of Savannah, but was never recovered. Two preteen boys go on the hunt in search for the nuke.
The search for a director is currently underway for a scheduled first quarter 2018 shoot in Tybee Island, S.C.; Savannah, and in and around Amelia Island, Florida. The screenplay is written by Gregg Russell. Travis Cloyd will co-produce with DeMarcus and Guy Griffithe will serve as executive producer.
DeMarcus confirms he and his, Allison, will take on two smaller roles as the parents of one of the boys. This isn’t the first acting for gig either DeMarcus. Jay has had small roles in TV’s Yes, Dear, Hannah Montana: The Movie and Sharknado 4, among others. Allison has appeared in TV’s Nashville and Sweet Home Alabama. She is also a reporter/correspondent for CMT.
No word on which country artists may appear on the soundtrack or what songs will be covered. More details will be revealed as they become available.
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