Waffle Street, a dramedy starring James Lafferty (One Tree Hill, Oculus, S. Darko) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon 1-4, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls), will World Premiere at the 16th annual On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest to be held September 3-6th. Memphis native Autumn McAlpin, who co-wrote and produced the film, is “thrilled to bring my first feature film home to premiere in front of the friends and family who encouraged me to follow my dreams.”
Waffle Street is based on the true riches-to-rags tale of James Adams (James Lafferty), who jumps from the white-collar world of corporate finance to waiting tables at a waffle shop. Amid the greasy madness of a 24-hour diner, James befriends Edward Collins (Danny Glover), an ex-con grill master who serves up hard lessons about life, finance, and grits.
Joining Lafferty and Glover in the starring line-up is Julie Gonzalo (Dallas, Eli Stone, Christmas with the Kranks), who plays Lafferty’s wife, Becky Adams. Other well-known talent includes Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3, Super 8, The Pledge), Marshall Bell(Total Recall, Rescue Dawn, Stand by Me) and William Knight (Ghost in the Shell, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Akira).
Screenwriter Autumn McAlpin optioned the memoir and produced the film along with John J. Kelly (Spy, Divergent, 127 Hours, Warrior) and Brad Johnson (VampU, Friend Request, Dawn of the Dragon Slayer). Brothers Eshom and Ian Nelms (Lost on Purpose) co-penned the script with McAlpin and directed the film, which will screen in festivals across the nation this fall.
Waffle Street’s world premiere will occur at On Location: Memphis on Sunday, Sept. 6th at 4pm at Studio on the Square at 2105 Court Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.