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Release date: September 5
Director: Dustin Marcellino
Cast: Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Ray Liotta
If the names Ashley Judd and Seth Green haven’t scared you off … just wait. The Identical stars former Elvis impersonator (yeah, seriously) Blake Rayne in his debut role as struggling musician Ryan Wade, who just so happens to look exactly like a superstar singer named Drexel Hemsley. When Ryan’s parents (Judd and Liotta) push him to join the family business and become a preacher, the young man sets off to tour the country as a Hemsley impersonator billed as “The Identical.” And if you can’t figure out the twist to this dumb story, you deserve to lose the $10 it’ll cost you to find out.