Official press release:
William O. Perkins Founder and President of LLeju Productions announced today that Paul Wesley, star of CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” has joined the cast of THE BAYTOWN DISCO. Wesley joins Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, The Sentinel) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Bad Santa, Monster’s Ball) on the action comedy directed by Barry Battles, which is currently shooting in Louisiana.
THE BAYTOWN DISCO, featured on 2009’s “Black List” of Hollywood’s top unproduced projects, follows the foibles of three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for after agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly-abusive father.
Paul Wesley is known for his role as the brooding ‘Stefan Salvatore’ in the CW’s hit TV drama “The Vampire Diaries.” Previous credits include roles on “24,” “Army Wives,” and Killer Movie.
THE BAYTOWN DISCO will follow LLeju’s upcoming theatrical release of the Paz Vega starrer Cat Run on April 1st and The Chameleon, which hits theaters on July 8th and stars Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen.
ABOUT LLEJU PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2008, LLeju Productions (pronounced “yay-who”) is a filmed entertainment production, financing and distribution company dedicated to stirring the emotions of audiences worldwide with unconventional and thought provoking material. Regardless of the genre – if a project is unconventional, risky or thought provoking – LLeju welcomes the opportunity to be “offbeat.” LLeju’s past films include After.Life, starring Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Christina Ricci and Josh Charles; Unthinkable, a psychological thriller which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen, Brandon Routh and Carrie-Anne Moss; and Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, about a young hoodlum\’s rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.