Not very many young children get to star alongside megastars like Liam Neeson. Jacob Perez had that opportunity to be in The Marksman with Neeson. Not only it’s a rare opportunity, but The Marksman also marked his feature film acting debut.
Not a bad start for the young career of Jacob Perez.
The film also stars Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba, and Jacob Perez. Robert Lorenz (Trouble with the Curve) directed the movie from a script written by Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz, and Lorenz.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ex-Marine and hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when he witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Perez) and his mother fleeing from a band of assassins sent by a ruthless drug cartel. After being caught in a shoot-out, Miguel’s mother begs Jim to take her son to the safety of their family in Chicago. Defying law enforcement, Jim and Miguel hit the road and slowly begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while the cartel’s relentless assassins blaze a bloody trail, hot on their heels.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with the young actor Jacob Ruiz. We talked about being in production and acting alongside one of the greatest actors in the Hollywood business right now. Also, we discussed his start in the industry and what he looks forward to for the future (perhaps acting alongside his idol—Dwayne Johnson).
Prior to The Marksman, Jacob Perez appeared in several short films, including Willy Goes Way Back!, Sumer Skewl, Papa Bear, and Snoozefest. He appeared in one episode of a series called Stop the Bleeding!
The Marksman is available digitally today with a Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand release on May 11.
Watch the exclusive interview with Jacob Perez below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment