Jake Owen will make his feature film debut in the upcoming movie The Friend, which is currently in production in Fairhope, Ala.
Owen is part of a cast that includes Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Oscar winner Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea).
The Friend is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) and based on Matthew Teague’s award-winning essay for Esquire, “The Friend: Love is Not a Big Enough Word.” It’s Teague’s true story about his terminally ill wife and the support of his best friend, who moves into their home following her diagnosis. Additional details on the role and film’s release are forthcoming.
Owen’s next album Greetings From…Jake arrives March 29.