While Clark Gregg has been cementing his name in cinematic history on both the big and small screen with his role as Agent Coulson in the Marvel cinematic Universe, he has been around doing his thing for a long time. His latest project gets him back behind the camera as well as in front with the film Trust Me. The film sports a great supporting cast including Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Molly Shannon, William H. Macy, and Saxon Sharbino but does it have the story to back it up?
Trust Me follows a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy, he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time, but as he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that's eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems. Although seeing such a great actor like Gregg get the success he deserves is awesome, it is still great to see them return to smaller more personal films. He is not only talented in front of the camera, but his skills as a director are great as well. He has brought together a smart great cast to tell a story that is simple on the surface, but underneath it all there is so much more. Gregg seems just as comfortable in this role as any other bringing some funny moments, but a lot of emotion to the role that is needed to make this idea work. The rest of the cast do a fine job with their roles, with some of them only showing up in small cameo type roles, but still manage to have an impact on the overall story. The overall film showcases numerous issues that are likely a reality in the world of Hollywood with kid’s actors. Initially this film seems to be heading into some clichéd aspects of Hollywood, only to through a few wrenches in the story that take the characters in directions you may not expect.
Clark Gregg is one of those rare gems of Hollywood who is not only talented in almost every level from writing to directing to the obvious acting, but also just seems like a great guy. This trait makes this film work even more as you find yourself rooting for him to succeed and really hate to see the crazy things that happen to him occur. If you are a fan of Clark Gregg and who isn’t, then check out this latest passion project Trust Me that allows fans to see this multi-talented actor do his thing his way and succeeds like only he can. Grab your copy of Trust Me when it hits stores on August 26th.