Monday, February 27, 2012

Thriller Marks Writing Debut of Patricia, Rosanna Arquette's Brother Richmond

Having grown up watching movies at the Carthage Twin Cinema in Carthage, Texas, Derek Wayne Johnson now finds himself on the other side of the box office equation. His $200,000 thriller Stanley DeBrock, shot locally around the Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana border area (a.k.a. ArkLaTex), is in the midst of a two-week run at the movie house that ends Thursday.

Johnson directed the film and stars in title role as well as that of Stone, Stanley's mentally challenged, once homicidal twin brother. He co-wrote the film with Richmond Arquette, brother to well-known actors Patricia and Rosanna. It's the first writing credit for Arquette, who works regularly in episodic TV and has also appeared in the David Fincher films Fight Club and Se7en.

Arquette also plays the part of Peebo in the film, joined by fellow experienced actors Brad Maule (General Hospital), Emmy Award winner Pruitt Taylor Vince (Identity), Dana Daurey (Providence), Marc Macaulay (Bad Boys) and Allison Balson (Little House on the Prairie). Johnson has a special connection to Maule; the latter teaches at Stephen F. Austin University, where he graduated from in 2006, and has appeared in all of his directorial efforts.


Another cool thing about the current two-week Stanley DeBrock theatrical run in Johnson's hometown is that it coincided with writer-director's 29th birthday on February 23rd. On the Facebook page for the film, he stated that the only gift he wanted that day was a full house at the Twin Carthage. Johnson has worked as an actor in more than a dozen other films, shot mainly in the booming location of Shreveport.

[Stanley DeBrock]

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