Actor, musician and author Trace Adkins has joined the supernatural thriller “The Healer,” also starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney, James Le Gros, Peter Bogdanovich and Natalia Dyer, currently filming in North Carolina.
Written and directed by Giorgio Serafini, “The Healer” tells the story of teenage twins Nick and Michelle who embark on a camping trip with their father. A family outing to repair old emotional wounds turns into a perilous adventure as they become lost in a forest from which there seems no escape. “The Healer” is a poignant, spooky, timeless story of a family’s fierce bonds and enduring resilience.
Adkins plays The Truck Driver, a transporter of souls destined to hell. His huge rig is a prison for eternity from which there is no escape.
“The Healer” marks Pedersoli and Serafini’s third collaboration. Pedersoli and Serafini’s dramatic thriller “Johnny’s Gone” will premiere at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival, and Johnson and Pedersoli recently wrapped the family drama “Eye of the Hurricane,” directed by Jesse Wolfe starring Campbell Scott and Melanie Lynskey.
“The Healer” is a Smile Production.
Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned 30 charted singles and 15 Top Ten hits gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million. He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He was a finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, where he charmed millions while his recent role in The Lincoln Lawyer put him in the company of Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillipe, Jon Leguiazamo and William H. Macy in the box-office topping theatrical release.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins was raised on Country and Gospel and is known as a traditionalist who speaks his mind and honors the past. The 6'6" star is a father of five daughters and a family man to the core. He is a former oil rigger who still works his farm himself. His "gruff" demeanor hides a self-deprecating, humble man with the coolness that comes from defeating death (more than once) and realizing everything else is small stuff. When a fire claimed his home in June 2011 in Tennessee, Trace first made sure his family was unharmed, then immediately redirected his fans' offers of support to the Red Cross.
Trace Adkins’ latest hit single, "Just Fishin'" is the first from his tenth studio album, PROUD TO BE HERE, which was released on August 2, 2011 on Show Dog - Universal Music.
was founded in 1992 as a production company for cinema, television and multimedia projects. It is based in Rome, Italy but has always distinguished itself among other Italian companies for its capacity to produce, co-produce and interact with international partners in the worldwide marketplace. During its 18 years of activity, Smile Production has joined forces with many leading international partners. Upcoming projects include the features “See You Tomorrow” and “Johnny’s Gone.” Smile Production features “Dance Me To My Song” and “The Quiet Room” directed by Rolf de Heer received Palm d’Or nominations at the Cannes Film Festival. Television includes the 2009 series “I Delitti del Cuoco.”