Come late next year, Dayton will be able to watch one of their very own on the big screen.
Chase Crawford, a 2014 graduate of Butler Tech and Monroe High School, has landed a major role in the new JM Productions film, Stronger Than Pretty.
The film, set to premiere in late 2018, is one mother’s unfiltered, true account of how she escaped domestic abuse.
“It’s not too often that you get a script in a story as raw as this one. It all happened … You get to be forever attached in telling that story,” Crawford said. “I can’t imagine living through what she went though.”
The story is sure to be true to its core. Crawford will be working side by side with the mother’s son, one of the producers working on Stronger Than Pretty.
Joining Crawford for the project is a well-known cast including “Shameless” actress Kate Amundsen, Raquel Castro from “Empire,” and “The Birth of a Nation” actor Jason Stuart.
“Everyone just wants to make sure that this story is given justice,” Crawford said.
While Crawford is more accustomed to comedic roles, this will not be his first time playing a serious character. Two successful independent films where he appeared in such roles were the 2016 Sundance Film Festival selection “Goat” and the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (tiff) selection “The Radiant City.”
Shooting for Stronger Than Pretty is expected to begin principal shooting in Los Angeles this September.