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Juggling fighting Hydra and directing, Clark Gregg screens ‘Trust Me’

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Fans have to ask themselves, how does Clark Gregg do it? Gregg captured the hearts of fans with his role of Agent Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When he’s not fighting evil forces though, Clark Gregg is busy writing. Gregg presented his latest project, “Trust Me,” at the Dallas International Film Festival, once again, tugging at the heart strings of fans.

Trust Me” follows Howard Holloway (Clark Gregg), a struggling former child star that is now an agent for child actors. Holloway can’t seem to hold on to his talented clients, as reputable talent agent Aldo Shocklee (Sam Rockwell) keeps taking them. Finally, Howard comes across Lydia, a 13-year-old unsigned brilliant actress. After helping Lydia close the deal of a lifetime, Howard begins to uncover dark secrets behind his young starlet.

Classified as a comedy, “Trust Me” provides humor throughout the film. However, it’s not long before “Trust Me” is revealed to have a little drama and darkness thrown in the mix. Without spoiling anything, “Trust Me” plays out all of its genres remarkably, concluding with a heartwarming tale – you might need some tissues for this one!

Clark Gregg is the writer, director, and star of the film. He fantastically portrays Howard Holloway as a magnetic, sympathetic goof. What’s not to love about a caring guy who appears to never make it big because he honestly deeply cares about his clients? The goof part? Well the chemistry with love interest and neighbor, Marcy (Amanda Peet), is hilarious! You can’t help but to wish the best for Gregg’s character, knowing he very well deserves it.

Young actress, Saxon Sharbino, who portrays Lydia, is magnificent. There are definitely big things coming for her, she nails this performance. Sharbino will be on the big screen next year in “Poltergeist,” currently under post-production.

Although “Trust Me” has already been released, it landed at the Dallas International Film Festival for an extra push – as it has not been seen by too many people. With that said, keep an eye out for this film! It really is a must-see. And I’m not just saying that as a biased Coulson fan.

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