Ian Harding is headed to the big screen!
According to Deadline, the 27-year-old actor has just landed the lead in an upcoming indie movie called Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale.
Based on a true story, it’s set during the advent of mainstream pornography in the 1960s.
Ian plays Max Bornstein, a middle-class kid who leaves college to partner with a childhood buddy to distribute the contraband but whose life begins to spiral out of control as he becomes addicted to heroin.
The film is set to shoot in New York City.
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Ian Harding dons a red baseball cap as he attends the Lupus Foundation’s 2013 Walk to End Lupus Now event held at Exposition Park on Saturday (September 28) in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old Pretty Little Liars star came out to support the cause, which raises money for lupus research and education programs, while increasing awareness and rallying public support for those who suffer from it.
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“I have a lot of shirts to sign. My hands in there for reference. Thanks again for supporting the lupus foundation!” he tweeted.
In case you missed them, check out Ian and his cast mates in these new stills from the upcoming Halloween special!
The ladies of Pretty Little Liars are going to Victorian times in this new still from the upcoming Halloween special.
In “Grave New World”, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in “A’s” new lair that Ali may indeed be alive. Dressed in their finest Edwardian wear, the ladies hit the creepy cemetery party to find Ali before “A” can.
But if Ali is truly alive, could the PLLs be leading “A” straight to their friend without knowing it? With Ezra (Ian Harding) lurking in the shadows, “A” may be closer than the girls realize.
“Grave New World” premieres Tuesday, October 22nd @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. 45+ pics inside…
“Grave New World” Sneak Peek
JJJ is still shocked over the reveal that Ezra (Ian Harding) was A all along on Pretty Little Liars.
The 25-year-old actor chatted with TVGuide after the summer finale. Check out what he had to say:
On the reveal: “I was super excited because I know a lot of the fans want Aria and Ezra to be together and be happy. But that makes for really boring television as well as boring acting choices. So, I was excited where it could go, because also I really trust and love the writers. They were able to not take it someplace really tacky, and I have faith that they’re going to justify it in a way that it’s not, ‘Oh man, he’s evil!’ or ‘He’s crazy!’ Because that sounds like a really stupid idea.”
On Aria and Ezra: “There’s obviously still love there. There’s still something there, but the situation is strained now. They were apart and Ezra’s dealing with — apart from some shady dealings — he’s really destroyed by the fact that this child he thought was his son is not. So I don’t think he’s hot to trot, like, ‘Oh, yay. Just as it was before.’”
On the Halloween special: “I can definitely say that I’m in it. I’m going to be in the area of Ravenswood. To what extent, I can’t really say, and I really don’t wanna say because I’m really happy with the Halloween episode. It’s going to read more of the thriller, and actually, some parts are downright scary. Some parts are horror film-esque. There are two particular scenes that I saw in the dailies and they looked pretty damn creepy. And Ravenswood is just naturally creepy anyways, so it’s gonna be a nutty time.”
Shay Mitchell and Lindsey Shaw do-si-do in this new still from Pretty Little Liars.
In tonight’s episode “Bring Down The Hoe,” After uncovering recent evidence that suggest “A” is hiding out closer than they realized, the Liars step up their investigation into their most recent suspect. Hanna (Ashley Benson) continues to crumble due to her newfound infamy as the daughter of a murder suspect. To complicate matters, Hanna is being stalked by fellow student Travis (Luke Kleintank), until she learns he is hiding a secret that may change her life.
Meanwhile, Toby (Keegan Allen) continues to be manipulated by “A,” dangling insight into his mother’s death. And Ezra (Ian Harding) tries to reach out to Aria (Lucy Hale) for help in dealing with his recent troubles, right when she becomes more determined to move on with Jake (Ryan Guzman), at a Western themed dance that turns into a two-step with “A.”
“Bring Down the Hoe” airs TONIGHT, August 20th @8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. 15+ pics inside…
Tyler Blackburn and Ashley Benson chat with Troian Bellisario in this new still from Pretty Little Liars.
In “The Mirror has Three Faces,” Still living at a motel, Emily (Shay Mitchell) is taken aback when Mrs. Dilaurentis offers to let her move into Ali’s old room and is even more distraught when the other Liars insist she take Mrs. D up on her offer.
Hanna (Benson) explodes when it appears her mother’s recent good fortune has taken a turn for the worse. And Ezra (Ian Harding) continues to reel from Maggie’s big news when he’s dealt an even more crushing blow regarding his son.
Meanwhile, Aria (Lucy Hale) makes an effort to get involved in Jake’s (Ryan Guzman) interests and finds herself with an opportunity to follow up on a lead.
“The Mirror has Three Faces” airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. 10+ pics inside… More Here! »
Janel Parrish wears a cute butterfly dress at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday (August 11) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old actress took home the Choice TV Villain surfbaord for her role as Mona on Pretty Little Liars.
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Her co-star Ian Harding also picked up a surfboard for Choice TV Actor: Drama.
FYI: Janel is wearing a Naven dress with Vivienne Westwood shoes. Ian wore a GStar Raw Arizona Field Shirt.
10+ pics inside of Janel Parrish and Ian Harding at the Teen Choice Awards 2013… More Here! »