David Henrie and Lorenzo James Henrie on Teenage Road Trip Comedy with This Is the Year [Exclusive Interview]

This Is The Year with Lorenzo James Henrie

This Is The Year with Lorenzo James Henrie

David Henrie and Lorenzo James Henrie tried to capture the coming-of-age teen comedy films that we grew to love with This Is The Year.

This film captured the essence that was once popularized by the late director and writer John Hughes. It was wildly funny that makes you want to cheer on the protagonist to get the girl in the end.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

In a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams, a nerdy high school senior and his best friends embark on a road trip to see their favorite band at the biggest music festival of the year.

The film stars Lorenzo James Henrie (Fear the Walking Dead), Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Bug Hall (The Little Rascals), Greg Sulkin (Runaways), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm). David Henrie makes his feature film directorial debut from a script he wrote with Sienna Aquilini and Bug Hall. Selena Gomez is an executive producer for the movie.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with the brothers David Henrie and Lorenzo James Henrie on their first independent comedy feature film with their production. We talked about the cast, the comedy, and the behind-the-scenes magic of the movie.

Lorenzo James Henrie is best known for his role as Chris Manawa on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. In 2015, he appeared in the comedy film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. His other credits included Malcolm in the Middle, 2009’s Star Trek, 7th Heaven, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, Kevin Can Wait, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Gabe Reyes.

David Henrie is most noted for playing Ted Mosby’s future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place. His other credits included Without a Trace, Judging Amy, NCIS, House, Cold Case, The Suite Life on Deck, Arrested Development, Little Boy, and Walt Before Mickey.

This is the Year is currently playing in select theaters.

Watch the exclusive interview with David Henrie and Lorenzo James Henrie below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Vertical Entertainment

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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