Preferential treatment can only take you so far, and it looks like James Burns's (Spencer Lofranco) luck has run out. After moving from the streets of Denver and its gangs to a prison for the third time, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. Despite the fact that he's being guided to a better life by older inmate and mentor Conrad (Ving Rhames), he gets caught up in several big fights and catches the eye of the prison's supervising board.
James Woods portrays the tough, no-nonsense prison block supervisor Lieutenant Falton in "Jamesy Boy," but all of that fades away when he's forced to go before the prison's board of review to discuss protagonist and inmate Burns. While Falton seems to have been letting Burns's violent streak go (or possibly knows that there's more to it), it's become too much for the prison brass to ignore. Even though there seems to be more to it than the basic facts - perhaps that Burns is trying to go straight - he doesn't speak up when asked.
"Jamesy Boy" stars newcomer Lofranco, with veterans Woods ("Once Upon a Time in America," "The Virgin Suicides") and Rhames ("Pulp Fiction," "Dawn of the Dead"), alongside Mary Louise Parker ("Weeds," "Red") as Burns's mom, Tracy, and Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story," "The Bling Ring") as his girlfriend Sarah. The independent drama is based on a true story, and was co-produced by the real-life James Burns.
The film is set for release on January 17, 2014, and will be on iTunes on January 3rd.