Johnny Whitworth on Playing An Investigative Journalist in Still Here [Exclusive Interview]

Johnny Whitworth
Johnny Whitworth in Still Here

Johnny Whitworth played compelling characters throughout his career.

He burst into Hollywood as the teen heartthrob in Empire Records. In the following years, he jumped into multiple film and television roles with Kiss the Bride, Factory Girl, 3:10 to Yuma, and even Gamer. In the past decade, his more notable roles came in the television world with Jake Berkeley in CSI: Miami, Cage Wallace in The 100, and Markos in Blindspot.

As a versatile actor, he took on the roles as an investigative journalist in the missing child drama of Still Here.

In this emotional indie drama, it follows the story of a father, Michael Watson, who refuses to give up even as the media and police made little effort in solving a case of a missing twelve-year-old daughter. The assignment lands in the hands of journalist Christian Baker, who at first pursues a false lead, turning the case upside down. Filled with guilt, Christian helps Michael in search for his daughter, while facing resistance from the community, the police, and his publication.

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The film stars Whitworth, along with Maurice McRae (Random Acts of Flyness) and Afton Williamson (The Night Of). Vlad Feier wrote and directed the drama. It is his directorial feature film debut.

LRM Online exclusively spoke with Johnny Whitworth earlier this week on his role and participation in this emotional project.

Blue Fox Entertainment releases Still Here in select theaters on Friday, August 28, and then on VOD on the following Friday, September 4.

Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Still Here’s official YouTube trailer

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