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Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Film ‘Back Roads’ Lands At Samuel Goldwyn

Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Film ‘Back Roads’ Lands At Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the North American distribution rights to Back Roads, the first feature directorial outing from Elvis & Nixon actor Alex Pettyfer. Pettyfer also stars in the pic, which will be released late this year.

Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time), Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age Of Extinction), Chiara Aurelia (Gerald’s Game), Hala Finley (Man With a Plan), June Carryl (Sweet November), Robert Patrick (Scorpion), and Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County) co-star.

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Tawni O’Dell, who also penned the screenplay, the film follows Harley Altmyer (Pettyfer) who, after his mother (Lewis) is imprisoned for killing his abusive father, is left to care for his three younger sisters in rural Pennsylvania. Harley forgoes his college education, working dead-end jobs to pay the bills and raise his siblings, including his rebellious and promiscuous 16-year-old sister, Amber (Peltz). Scarred by his past,

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