From the high-school basketball courts to the teacher’s desk: James Lafferty is finally back

We knew him as the youngest Scott brothers, Nathan, alongside Chad Michael Murray (his last movie here) in the early 2000s cult series One Tree Hill.
He has been with us for 9 long years, but now James Lafferty is no longer the boy all troubles and basketball.

We saw him against the Gossip Girls star Ed Westwick in the movie S.Darko in 2006 and in 2011 in The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy.

So, if you miss the heartthrob Nathan Scott, who not only has bewitched the wonderful Haley James, but who has kidnapped the hearts of hundred of teenagers and if you feel the lack of the guy who started the first character’s war  (well you know the latest Team Edward vs. Team Jacob in the Twilight Saga? ) between Team Nathan and Team Lucas … well, no worries.

Now he is a 28 years-old man, and this year he is back with a lot of projects.

You have only to read below and take note of the upcoming James Lafferty’s works.

First of all we have the indie movie Lost on Purpose, a great movie with a James’ outstanding performance (our review here and the trailer here).

The movie by Eshom and Ian Nelms has won a few days ago the Award for Best Director at NuHo Film Festival after winning as Feature Film at the ReelHeART International Film Festival and and being nominated as Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Film Festivals in 2012.

For now there are no release dates in theaters, the film is being presented in many film festivals around the United States.

But, the NuHo Film Festival, however, has made possible to see it on line all over the world on February 26, the day that Lost on Purpose was presented at the Festival, by paying the modest sum of just over a dollar.

 He will be on the big screen also in the horror Oculus by Mike Flanagan (the trailer here)

The movie, shot in Alabama, tells the story of a woman who tries to exonerate her brother from a murder accusation with the proof that the crime was committed by a supernatural entity.

In the cast also Doctor Who’s star Keren Gillan.

It won at the 2nd place in the category Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film Festival and it’ll be release in theatres on April, 11th in the USA while in Uk it’ll be release from June,13th.

From Sunday, March 16th he will be Mr. Nash in the new NBC Tv series Crisis (here the trailer and the review) alongside to Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Great Expectations), Dermot Mulroney (My best friend’s wedding, August: Osage County), Rachael Taylor (Transformers, Grey’s Anatomy) and Max Martini (Fifty Shades of Grey).

They are rich and their parents are powerful. But when the school bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road and the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, it’s the start of a national crisis. What every parent is willing to do to save the life of his child? Who will become the traitor, the killer, the..and how far will they go?

Finally, Lafferty will be in the war movie Citizen Soldiers by Dale Dye (the Platoon’s Captain Herris, here his speech about the movie).

The movie is now in pre-production and it’s the story about the Young UPI correspondent, Mike McGreevy who was assigned to cover the veteran 28th Infantry Division on the eve of the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

James Lafferty will play the Private First Class Matthew Berry, alongside Dale Day.

The expected release date is December 16th, 2014 in the US.

So, James Lafferty is back and we hope for good.

“Stepping up. It’s a simple concept. It basically means to rise above yourself; to do a little more, to show you something special. Something like this. Lucas is gone, but that doesn’t mean the season is over. As a matter of fact, I say it’s just beginning. You might want to stay out of my way for a while. Life’s funny sometimes; can push pretty hard like when you fall in love with someone but they forget to love you back, like when your best friend and your boyfriend leave you alone, like when you pull the trigger or light the flame and you can’t take it back. Like I said, in sports they call this ‘stepping up’. In life, I call it ‘pushing back'”.

 Nathan Scott

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