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Matthew Lillard’s Directorial Debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, Hitting DVD

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Matthew Lillard’s Directorial Debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, Hitting DVD
Fat Kid Rules the World,’ the directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard, will be released on DVD on January 22, 2013 by Arc Entertainment. The comedy, which was written by Michael Galvin and Peter Speakman, is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Kl Going. The independent film was released in select theaters and on VOD, in October 2012. The film follows Troy (played by Jacob Wysocki), an overweight and suicidal 17-year-old. Just as he’s ready to end his life by jumping in front of a bus, Marcus (portrayed by Matt O’Leary), a high school dropout and street musician, saves Troy. The two begin an uneasy friendship [ Read More ]

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O'Leary, Campbell Join Lillard's "Fat Kid"

Matt O’Leary and Billy Campbell have joined the cast of Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut "Fat Kid Rules the World" at Whitewater Films.

The story follow a friendless fat teen Troy Billings (Jacob Wysocki) who is so downhearted he's planning to end it all when he's saved by a chance encounter with Marcus Macrae (O’Leary), a charismatic but unreliable 18-year-old punk rocker who adopts Troy as his newly cool pal and changes Troy's life forever.

This is despite the protestations of Troy’s dad (Campbell), who is convinced that Marcus is a drug addict and menace. Michael Galvin and Peter Speakman adapted the script.

The film is based on the award winning young adult novel by K.L. Going and is currently shooting in Seattle.
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Billy Campbell Joins 'Fat Kid Rules the World' Cast

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Billy Campbell Joins 'Fat Kid Rules the World' Cast
Billy Campbell, who plays Darren Richmond on AMC's "The Killing," is set to star in "Fat Kid Rules the World," actor Matthew Lillard's directorial debut. The movie is based on K.L. Going's young-adult novel about Troy, an overweight, suicidal teen (played by Jacob Wysocki in the movie). He is befriended by the cool but unreliable punk rocker Matt, played by Matt O'Leary ("Cinema Verite," "Brick"). Campbell plays Troy's father, who doesn't like Matt. Michael Galvin and Peter Speakman wrote the screenplay. Rick Rosenthal and Nick Morton of Whitewater Films are producing with Lillard,
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