Prior to his national anthem performance, Blake Rayne will join Darcey & Mo and The Morph Kings. The comprised band, from of the upcoming motion picture “The Identical,” will perform a concert on the main at Lucas Oil Raceway as part of the ARCA Racing Summer Concert Series on July 25th.
Rayne, in his acting debut in The Identical, is new to the film world yet has years of stage experience. Rayne has recently completed his original music from the motion picture, which releases nationwide on September 5th. He plays the dual role of Drexel Hemsley and Ryan Wade. Rayne’s film debut also includes his performance of many of the original songs in the movie. Appearing with Rayne and also in the movie is R&B group, Darcey & Mo, and The Morph Kings, a throwback to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, aka a taste to today’s Black Keys.
City of Peace Films, which produced The Identical movie, has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Venturini Motorsports to assist in promoting the September 5th release date of the movie. The Lucas Oil Raceway pre-race concert featuring Blake Rayne will be the second of five concerts produced for the ARCA Summer Concert Series leading into mid-September. Rayne and the band performed their high energy show this past weekend at Chicagoland Speedway prior to the ARCA/NASCAR Nationwide doubleheader. More information on the full scope of the project partnership will be released in August. For more information please visit www.TheIdenticalMovie.com.
The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, July 25 at 9:00pm ET. ARCAracing.com will provide live timing and scoring of practice on Friday from 1:35pm-2:20pm and 3:00pm-3:45pm. Menard’s Pole Qualifying will take place on Friday at 5:30pm ET.
THE IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ‘n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drexel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and his own identity.
THE IDENTICAL is a City of Peace Films production featuring the talents of three generations of the Marcellino family from Nashville, TN. Dustin Marcellino is the first time director, Jerry Marcellino co-wrote the 20 plus original songs with his son Yochanan, who is the founder of City of Peace Films. Yochanan and Don Noes are the two men who propelled the movie to the big screen by raising the production funding and the film’s marketing budget. The movie will be distributed by Freestyle Releasing and will be opening nationwide on September 5th.
STARRING: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta
DIRECTED BY: Dustin Marcellino
PRODUCED BY: Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Dean Russell
Featuring over 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino including: “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight”