Interview: Actor ‘Jack Huston’ Talks Working With Jeremy Irons On Their New Movie An Actor Prepares

Jack Huston has distinguished himself as one of our industry’s finest young actors in film, television and theatre. He recently wrapping shooting THE IRISHMAN for Martin Scorsese opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, as well as the Amazon anthology series THE ROMANOFFS for Matthew Weiner opposite Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks and Isabelle Huppert.

Huston was recently in the independent film THE YELLOW BIRDS based on the novel by Iraqi War veteran Kevin Powers. Directed by Alexandre Moors, the film centers on two young soldiers who navigate the terrors of war under the command of the older, troubled ‘Sergeant Sterling’ (Huston). Huston stars alongside Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich and Jennifer Aniston. In addition, Jack also recently wrapped the comedy feature, AN ACTOR PREPARES opposite Jeremy Irons with Steve Clark directing and ABOVE SUSPICION opposite Emilia Clarke and directed by Phillip Noyce.

Huston starred in the title role of ‘Judah Ben-Hur’ in Paramount’s retelling of the classic BEN-HUR. The historical epic centers on the years prior to those portrayed in the 1959 film, focusing on a childhood friendship scorned and the betrayal of a Jerusalem family. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Oscar winner John Ridley, BEN-HUR also stars Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.

Jack first gained recognition for his portrayal of ‘Richard Harrow’ in HBO’s Emmy award winning series, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, for which he earned a SAG Award for best ensemble cast. Huston’s additional credits include the award winning David O. Russell film, AMERICAN HUSTLE, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, which earned him another SAG Award for Best Ensemble, Screen Gem’s film PRIDE PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, KILL YOUR DARLINGS for Killer Films, David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY for Paramount Pictures opposite James Gandolfini, Bille August’s NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON with Jeremy Irons, and the Nicholas Sparks film, THE LONGEST RIDE for FOX.

In theatre, Jack starred in Hitchcock’s classic, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN produced by Barbara Broccoli for London’s West End.
Born in London, Huston attended the drama institute Hurtwood House.

AN ACTOR PREPARES – Gravitas Ventures
DIRECTED BY: Steve Clark
WRITTEN BY: Steve Clark and Thomas Moffett
CAST: Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Ben Schwartz, Mamie Gummer, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Will Patton, Frankie Faison, Matthew Modine
GENRE: Comedy, Independent
DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures

SYNOPSIS: After suffering a heart attack, a famous, hard-drinking actor, Atticus Smith (Oscar®-winner, Jeremy Irons) is forced to drive across the country to make it in time for his daughter’s (Mamie Gummer, “The Good Wife”) wedding. Atticus’ only hope of making the wedding lies with his estranged son, Adam (Jack Huston, Ben-Hur) who wants nothing to do with him. As the two set out on their adventure, they become closer and realize they are more alike than they thought.

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