WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Steven Kaplan, a 2006 graduate of White Plains High School, will appear on the big screen Friday as "The Rewrite" premieres in select theaters around the country and video-on-demand.
Starring Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney and directed by Marc Lawrence, The Rewrite is about an Oscar-winning writer (Grant) in a slump who leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at Binghamton University, where he falls for a single mom (Tomei) taking classes there. Kaplan stars as Clem Ronson, one of Grant’s screenwriting students.
"It's a dream to work with Marc Lawrence, Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei and the whole team on this film,” Kaplan said. “I mean, I grew up watching their work and now I get to share the screen with them. I'm so grateful for the opportunity and I hope you can make it out to see it."
Kaplan began acting professionally at 13 when he attended an open casting call to which he begged his father to take him. The audition led to an agent and his first professional acting credit. During this time, Kaplan also was very involved with the theater department at WPHS, where he played the leading roles of Professor Harold Hill in "The Music Man" as well as Eugene in "Brighton Beach Memoirs."
Upon graduating from White Plains High School, Kaplan studied acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was a member of the Collaborative Arts Project of the 21st Century, as well as the Atlantic Theater School.
Kaplan made his feature film debut playing the lead role of Danny Stein opposite William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines in "Bart Got a Room," which had a theatrical release after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.
"The Rewrite" will be playing at the AMC Loews Village 7 Theater (66 3rd Avenue) in New York City, as well as on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and other on-demand sites beginning Friday.
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