Veteran Character Actor Becomes Hot Property
by Phil Boatwright

Everything old is new again. After more than thirty years in the business, Danny Trejo is an overnight success. The star of the funny but decidedly adult action/spoof Machete, is now being sought after by every filmmaker in the industry. John and Jennifer Kersey are one such producing team to get the grizzled Hispanic attached to a film project.

It has been reported that as of September 1, 2010, Mr. Trejo, hot off films Predator and Machete, will star alongside Erin Cummings (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) in the indie thriller Tarantula.

The action/adventure concerns a female biker who escapes from a satanic biker gang and begins a new life in Sweet Home, Colorado. Two of a Kind Productions, LLC producers, John and Jennifer Kersey have also signed veteran film director Oley Sassone to direct. Mr. Sassone recently said of Tarantula's screenplay, "Tarantula reads like it has a Tarantino/Robert Rodriquez feel to it." This should excite viewers of the recent batch of amusing auctioneers that have paid tribute to the drive-in theater B-movies of the '60s and '70s.

Having escaped the savage biker clan, called the "Tarantulas," our heroine hides out in a small mountain fishing town and reopens a broken-down cafe called Gabby's, from which she takes the name Gabby to keep her anonymity. Her caustic demeanor facade actually draws the town to her, melting her cynicism away. All the while, Tarantula gang leader Carson, in a vicious manhunt for the escapee, discovers her whereabouts and lays a path of death and destruction to get to her.

Producer John Kersey said of the film's theme, "Although not a faith-based film, Tarantula does carry a message about the growth of a changed life in the midst of extreme suffering and loss." Tha,t combined with Hollywood's new leading man, the formidable Danny, moviegoers could have a fun film outing with Tarantula.