Monday, January 13, 2014

Aerosmith: Joe Perry joins cast of Cottonwood film

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has joined the cast of the motion picture Cottonwood.

The film tells the story of a county sheriff, Rube Whitlock, who becomes embroiled in the murder of a local racist.

Perry is slated to play the role of Joe Walker in this murder-mystery set in West Texas during the depression and dustbowl era.

Peery joins a cast that includes Anthony Michael Hall (also producing), Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., Alison Eastwood and Ethan Suplee.

“I look forward to Joe’s role in the film,” says producer Julie Campbell, “As well as his contribution to the soundtrack.”

“I am extremely proud and excited to be a part of this very distinguished, heartfelt film and to work with the outstanding cast and production team,” said Perry.

Last year, Perry and Aerosmith played a world tour in support of their latest album, “Music From Another Dimension.”

The guitarist is currently putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", which sees Perry team up with author David Ritz, who has written books with B.B. King, Jerry Wexler and Bettye LaVette. The memoir will be published October 5.

See also:

Aerosmith: Joe Perry’s autobiography due next year
Aerosmith’s Dream On competing to be Massachusetts official state song
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