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Grammy Award Winner to Write Original Music for Hispanic Faith-based Movie Starring Edward James Olmos & George Lopez

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LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Lead singer of TRAIN, Patrick Monahan has just signed on to write original music for the Optimism Entertainment(PHANTOM HALO) produced independent faith-based feature "WALKING WITH HERB" which Stars, Academy Award Nominee, Edward James Olmos and Comedy superstar/actor George Lopez.

"We couldn't think of anyone better than Patrick Monahan to create original music that drives the narrative of this very special film. Patrick has always been able to make an audience feel emotion and become inspired through his unique words and powerful voice of his that we all love. It's a dream when an artist like him can get behind your picture and feel inspired by the story. And that's what this movie is about…Inspiring others." - Brian Espinosa (Producer & CEO of Optimism Entertainment)

"When my dear friend, George Lopez told me how excited he was about a script he read and that he would be co-starring in the movie as well, he let me read it. The Walking with Herb script inspired me immediately to write something for the film. The story felt so close to home for me and I'm excited and proud to be a part of this film!"- Patrick Monahan

The film was adapted for the screen by legendary writer Mark Medoff who is both a Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominated screenwriter and is based on the novel by Joe S. Bullock. The films director, is Ross Marks who's past work includes "Twilight of The Golds" which starred the late Gary Marshall, Brendan Frasier, Faye Dunaway, and Jennifer Beals & "Homage" which starred Blyth Danner.

The film is currently in post-production with a scheduled completion date set for mid-April 2019. Supporting cast includes Academy Award Nominee, Kathleen Quinlan, Canadian Screen Award Nominee Billy Boyd(Pippin From The Lord of The Rings) and Christopher McDonald(Happy Gilmore) and "Rent" on FOX star Brennin Hunt.

SHORT SYNOPSIS OF THE FILM:
65 year old Joe Amable-Amo(Edward James Olmos) thinks nothing much in his background distinguishes him from other guys his age. He is struggling with his faith after tragedy hits. As the former amateur golfer's life continues to unfold, Joe is besieged with his marriage, working as a bank executive, and gearing up for retirement. But as he is about to discover, life has a way of throwing a curveball that changes everything. Joe is working at his desk when he receives a message from God on his computer screen that tells him he has been chosen to deliver an inspirational message to the world that the seemingly impossible is possible. God tells Joe he is going to play in the World Golf Championship tournament, and if his faith is strong enough, he will win. As Joe embarks on a spiritual journey along with God's personal messenger, Herb(George Lopez), Joe learns to make a difference, he must learn to face his fears, have confidence in his abilities, and commit to God before he can succeed.

 

SOURCE Optimism Entertainment

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