Category: Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin has joined the cast of ABC Family's drama pilot The Fosters, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The hourlong drama from producer Jennifer Lopez revolves around Stef (The West Wing's Teri Polo) and Lena Foster (Rescue Me's Sherri Saum), a mixed-race lesbian couple who are parents to a biological son Brandon (David Lambert) as well as several adopted children.
When Lena decides to take in Callie (Maia Mitchell), a troubled teen with an abusive past, the girl's disruptive ways threaten to turn the Fosters' lives upside down. Austin will play Jesus Foster, Mariana's bilingual fraternal twin who may not be as book smart as his sister but is more sensible and pragmatic than she is. He's a charming, hyperkinetic kid who's on Ritalin.
The pilot has already raised flags for anti-gay conservative group One Million Moms, which called on its members to protest the series for 'attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together.
Selena Gomez will executive-produce and star in one-hour special to premiere in early 2013, reports Deadline. Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin willl reprise their original roles. The storyline takes the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy,
to meet their long lost relatives but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and
humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself, all atop the Tower of Pisa. The TV special was written by Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (Wizards Of Waverly Place) & Dan Berendsen (Baby Daddy).
Victor Gonzalez (Wizards Of Waverly Place) will direct. Wizards Of Waverly Place was created by Todd J. Greenwald (Hannah Montana) and is produced by It’s a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel. Wizards Of Waverly Place won its third
Best Children’s Program Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month. It has won twice for the series (2009, 2012) and once for the its TV movie offshoot (2010). It is the only scripted series to win the award in the past two decades, since Disney Channel’s Avonlea did it in 1993. Are YOU excited?
Jake T. Austin is starring in the indie feature 'Grantham and Rose', producers are Michael Urie, Meghan-Michele German, Evangel Fung and Ryan Spahn. Jake will portray a young man struggling to find his way as an adult in New York City.
A petty crime thrusts him into company of a feisty 81-year-old African American woman (Marla Gibbs), who teaches him about life and love, and together they take a road trip back to their roots.