Neil haley interviews Jacob Latimore of Collateral Beauty https://youtu.be/5U4KmGBg0Wk
Hailed by Variety, Indiewire and The Wrap as an exciting breakout star, Jacob Latimore is quickly emerging as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.
Recently Latimore drew strong critical acclaim for his star turn as Bo in 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite SLEIGHT, directed by JD Dillard. Praising his natural charisma and ability to successfully operate in the realms of drama, romance, comedy and action, multiple publications named Latimore as one of Sundance’s most talented emerging stars. “Sleight” was acquired at the festival by WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions, who will be releasing the film in theaters across the country in April 2017.
Hot on the heels of Sundance 2016, Latimore was cast in “Collateral Beauty,” directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel, and starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris and Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren. “Collateral Beauty” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures in December 2016.
Latimore was featured in two of 2014’s biggest box office smash hits, co-starring as Ramon in Universal Pictures’ RIDE ALONG starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo, and in a supporting role in 20th Century Fox’s dystopian sci-fi thriller “The Maze Runner.” In 2013, Latimore starred as Langston in Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity” working with a superstar cast featuring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas. Latimore made his feature film debut in a lead role in Magnet Releasing’s 2010 post-apocalyptic thriller “Vanishing on 7th Street” starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo.
Latimore was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
JACOB LATIMORE ANNOUNCES TOUR
DEBUT ALBUM CONNECTION OUT NOW
LIVE DATES KICKS OFF JANUARY 19 IN MILWAUKEE
Los Angeles, CA (December 12, 2016) – R&B artist JACOB LATIMORE has announced a string of live shows that will kick off January 19thin Milwaukee (see itinerary below).
Latimore is touring in support of his debut album, CONNECTION, and lead single “The Real,” the latter featuring IshDARR and production by Ayo & Keyz and Mantra. Complex recently premiered the song’s companion video, which can be viewed HERE.
CONNECTION, released through Jacobs Ink/Empire, is available for purchase on iTunes by clicking HERE.
Featuring production from the likes of Chris Henderson (Jamie Foxx), Mel & Mus (Chris Brown/Justin Bieber/Rihanna/Nicki Minaj), Big Fruit (Lil Wayne/Yo Gotti/K Camp/Plies), SK (Trey Songz) and Ayo The Producer (Chris Brown/Rick Ross/Bryson Tiller), to name but a few, CONNECTION sees the Atlanta-based Latimore delivering on the promise shown with previous hits “Remember Me” and “Climb,” which have amassed close to 7 million combined streams (and both of which are featured on CONNECTION). The upcoming tour will see Latimore performing select songs from the album, including “Mutual,” which recently premiered on Billboard.
As if his musical talents weren’t impressive enough, Latimore has also emerged as one of the most promising acting talents of his generation. This holiday season, he’ll be seen alongside Will Smith, Michael Pena, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley in the Warner Bros. film “Collateral Beauty,” directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel. Latimore recently completed production on a yet-to be named crime drama with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and her “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal. The film chronicles a police raid in Detroit in 1967 which resulted in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history. Also coming up is the film “Krystal,” with Latimore joining William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Kathy Bates and Rosario Dawson in a dramatic comedy marking the directorial debut of actor William H. Macy.
A Milwaukee native, Latimore was featured in two of 2014’s biggest box office hits, co-starring as Ramon in Universal Pictures’ “Ride Along” starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo, and in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi thriller “The Maze Runner.” In 2013, he starred as Langston in Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity,” working with alongside Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas. He made his feature film debut in a lead role in Magnet Releasing’s 2010 post-apocalyptic thriller “Vanishing on 7th Street,” starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo.
Don’t miss your chance to catch Jacob live – dates are as follows:
Jan 19 @ Colectivo Coffee – Milwaukee, WI
Jan 20 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Jan 22 @ Code – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 23 @ SOB’s – New York, NY
Jan 24 @ Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
Jan 25 @ Peacock @ HOB – Houston, TX
Jan 29 @ The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 30 @ Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA