On July 11, the day after he wraps the latter, he starts shooting a small independent film at a military academy in upstate New York. He says, “Right now, our working title is ‘McKinley,’ which is the name of the school we’re at. I play a student at an all-boys military school who’s struggling with sexuality and where he’s going in life. Much of the script is taken from Shakespeare, actually — from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It’s similar in style to that play by Joe Calarco, R & J. These young boys start speaking Shakespeare to each other and sorta take on the roles of Romeo and Juliet. I play the young boy who ends up being the Romeo character. I did R & J at Juilliard so I’m excited to work on something like it.”
The two-and-a-half week shoot should wrap Aug. 1, under Alan Brown’s direction.
— Harry Haun