The Austin Business Journal reports that Aaron has accepted an offer to star in a movie to be made by Austin-based Cactus Animal Productions. The movie, tentatively named Antlers, deals with a young man's time at the University of Missouri, which shouldn't be too much of a stretch for Aaron, who is from Springfield, Mo.
Two of Cactus Animal Production's co-founders will be responsible for the film. One wrote it, although he has never written a movie before, and another will direct it, although he has never directed a feature film before. No one else has been cast, and the producers are still looking to raise the $1 million mini-budget needed to begin production of Antlers. The movie is also billed as a "romantic dramedy" -- a mixture of genres that even the more-experienced star, writer and directors of HBO's Project Greenlight 2 feature The Battle of Shaker Heights found difficult to capture on a $1 million budget.
The whole story reminds us of two lines from the old Beatles song "Drive My Car": "I got no car, and it's breakin' my heart. But I got a driver; that's a start." Well, the producers "got" no movie, but they "got" an "actor," and that's a start.