Former All My Children actor Finn Wittrock has signed on to star in the Angelina Jolie directed film, Unbroken. Based on the Laura Hillenbrand New York Times bestselling novel, the film tells the story of American Olympic track star Louis Zamperini. During World War II, Zamperini became a POW in a Japanese prison camp, after he survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean.
According to The Wrap, Wittrock will play Mac, who becomes stuck out to sea with Zamperini and Phil (Domhnall Gleeson). Production starts this fall, and the film heads to theaters Christmas 2014.
READ MORE"I gave it a year and learned a lot. My time with the show was so valuable. But I sort of felt like Damon wasn't grown up, and I felt he needed to go to college and make something of his life."
I can't believe the brass at All My Children is going to let one of the best reasons to watch the sudser, Finn Wittrock (Damon), walk out the door. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Damon and Liza's (Jamie Luner) combustible chemistry had me soapgasming all over the place last week. Well, I say Pine Valley's loss should be Salem's gain.
I would love to see Wittrock head over to Days of Our Lives as JT Rieber, the child Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) raised as a baby, before realizng he'd been switched with her now-deceased son Zack. I've been clamoring for a teenage JT to show up on Bope's doorstep in rebel mode for years, and now would be the perfect time.
The supercouple is going to need a new crisis to contend with once this prison story wraps. Why not have them deal with a surly JT, who resents Hope for not fighting Glen and Barb harder for him, because of his disastrous childhood with the pair? READ MORE
All My Children’s Finn Wittrock will be leaving the show in a few weeks, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. Reportedly, the writers weren’t sure what to do with his character Damon.
A source shares that ever since the new headwriters took over the helm at AMC, they haven't quite known what to do with Damon, as they brought in a character of their own creation, Trent Garrett's Asher, and reportedly have big plans for Caleb's son.
If you ask me, All My Children should have explored the chemistry between Damon and Jamie Luner's Liza Colby. They've always given me a Casey (Billy Magnussen) and Emily (Kelley Menighan Hensley) vibe from As the World Turns. So much for that.