Before “The Twilight Saga,” Nikki Reed was a well-respected indie actress, having come to fame after writing and starring in the semi-autobiographical movie “Thirteen,” about a young girl who gets caught up in a fast life she’s not quite ready for. Just because Nikki’s been in some of the biggest movies of the past few years doesn’t mean she’s given up that indie streak.
Hollywood Crush has gotten its hands on the exclusive trailer for Nikki’s latest indie venture, called “Last Day of Summer.” It follows a menial fast food worker named Joe (the appropriately gawky DJ Qualls … remember him from “Road Trip”?), who meets Nikki’s Stefanie, a feisty young woman who catches Joe on a bad day — a very bad day.
After being tormented by his d-bag boss, played by William Sadler (aka the sheriff from “Roswell!”), Joe cracks and kidnaps Stefanie at gunpoint after she rebuffs his advances. Stefanie becomes more and more desperate as she tries to escape her inept kidnapper.
It looks like a great vehicle for Nikki to show off her acting chops, since obviously her Rosalie hasn’t been a central character in the “Twilight” movies as of yet. And it’s always nice to see DJ Qualls playing a grown-up instead of a gawky teenager.
What do you think of the trailer? Will you see the movie?