The IMAX “Forrest Gump” and a Movie About Elvis’ Twin Brother Are in Theaters
As some of you may know, Elvis Presley had a twin brother who died at birth and so Elvis grew up an only child. This movie looks at what might have happened if his twin had survived and been secretly raised by another couple.
And when the twin hears his brother’s music, he’s inspired to get into ’50s rock n roll himself . . . as an Elvis impersonator whose stage name is The Identical.
Only they don’t come right out and say the name Elvis Presley. The fictitious rock star in the movie is a guy named “Drexel Hemsley”. It stars Blake Rayne as the twins, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd as his parents, and Seth Green as his best friend.
A chick named Sophie Curtis plays a teenager who finds out that the suicides at her new school are being caused by a coven of witches that drinks the blood of virgins to stay eternally young. Kelly Reilly from “Heaven is For Real” plays the main villain.
Graham Phillips is the young stud Sophie turns to in her hour of need. You’d know him as Julianna Margulies’ son on “The Good Wife”.
The IMAX rerelease of “Forrest Gump” (PG-13)
It’s playing in IMAX for a special one-week engagement for the 20th anniversary of the movie. “Forrest Gump” earned Tom Hanks his second Best Actor Oscar in 1994 and earned over $675 million worldwide. His first was for “Philadelphia” a year earlier.
Speaking of the Forrest Gump star…TOM HANKS, STING, LILY TOMLIN and AL GREEN will be recognized at the next Kennedy Center Honors