Tony Winner O'Hare, Kellner and Zayas Appear in HBO Films' "Angel Rodriguez"

News   Tony Winner O'Hare, Kellner and Zayas Appear in HBO Films' "Angel Rodriguez" Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare and stage stars Catherine Kellner and David Zayas appear in HBO Films' "Angel Rodriguez," set to debut on the cable network Oct. 30.
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Jim McKay ("Everyday People") and Hannah Weyer penned and McKay directed the Journeyman Pictures production in association with C-Hundred Film Corp.

Jonan Everett stars (and makes his film debut) in "Angel" opposite Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers & Sisters," "Six Feet Under") in the story of "a troubled inner-city teenager and the counselor who is trying to help him, both of whom are at turning points in their lives," according to show materials. "Angel acts out by stealing, lying, fighting with his father, and undermining every opportunity he is given, and seems headed for the streets."

Denis O'Hare, Catherine Kellner (Hurlyburly, The Long Christmas Ride Home) and David Zayas (Anna in the Tropics, Our Lady of 121st Street) are also featured in the cast with Wallace Little and Jon Norman Schneider.

O'Hare won his Tony for his turn in Take Me Out. Last seen Off-Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's Pig Farm, he has previously worked for the company on Broadway in Assassins, Cabaret and Major Barbara. He also starred opposite Christina Applegate in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity. Other credits include Racing Demon, Vienna Lusthaus - Revisited, Helen, 10 Unknowns, The Devils, The Arabian Nights, Lonely Planet, films turns in "Derailed," "21 Grams," "Garden State" and the television remake of "Once Upon a Mattress."

HBO Films recently released their movie musical "Idlewild" featuring the hip-hop duo OutKast. Previous presentations on the company's network have included the screen versions of the Tectonic Theatre's The Laramie Project, Tony Kushner's Angels in America and Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, the latter directed by George C. Wolfe. Other films have employed such stage stars as Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and Ian McDiarmid (in "Elizabeth I"), Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon (in "Warm Springs"), Paul Newman, Ed Harris and Philip Seymour Hoffman (in "Empire Falls"), Antonio Banderas (in "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself"), Alan Rickman and Mos Def (in "Something the Lord Made") and Avenue Q's Jordan Gelber (in "Everyday People"). For a full schedule, interviews with the stars, a video preview, production stills and more information, visit HBO Films online at www.hbo.com/films.