TriCoast Announces USA release of political thriller ‘LONE STAR DECEPTION’ starring Eric Roberts + Anthony Ray Parker

TriCoast Announces USA release of political thriller ‘LONE STAR DECEPTION’ starring Eric Roberts + Anthony Ray Parker

Fear… greed… and Texas politics.

Los Angeles, CA – March 11, 2020 – TRICOAST ENTERTAINMENT announces the U.S. release of the mean, barren-spirited, political crime drama, ‘LONE STAR DECEPTION’, arriving on U.S. digital streaming platforms March 24th, learned Movie Debuts exclusively.

From directors, Don Okolo (The Land) and Robert Peters (30 Days in Atlanta, A Trip to Jamaica), LONE STAR DECEPTION (aka ‘The Candidate’) is a political thriller starring Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Anthony Ray Parker (The Matrix), Eliza Roberts (National Lampoon’s Animal House) and Gary Lee Mahmoud (Blue Bloods).

Written by Okolo alongside Ed DeZevallos, LONE STAR DECEPTION follows Stuart Sagle (Gary Lee Mahmoud), who is leading in the race for Governor of Texas until a fling with a prostitute threatens to derail his campaign. His biggest supporter uncle, Bill Sagle (Eric Roberts), devises a guile plan to put his long-time employee, Tim Bayh (Anthony Ray Parker), into the race as the second candidate – becoming the first black candidate to run for Governor in Texas’ history. Thrust into circumstances he neither understands nor can control, Tim must weave his way past assassination attempts and his own demons, putting him and his family in danger. Will he decide to quit the race, ride the wave to the statehouse, or die trying? 

Showing only to audiences in Texas, LONE STAR DECEPTION premiered at WorldFest-Houston 2019, competing in ‘Special Jury Award in Dramatic Narrative’ and ‘Gold Remi Award in Political Action’ Drama. In addition, Eric Roberts was awarded WorldFest-Houston’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting.

TriCoast Entertainment will release the political thriller on March 24th, streaming on various platforms (Vimeo on Demand, Amazon, FlixFling, InDemand, Vudu and FANDANGO).

Face the fear, the greed and the Texas politics with the official trailer for LONE STAR DECEPTION here:

Alongside Eric Roberts (Head Full of Honey), Anthony Ray Parker (The Marine), Eliza Roberts (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Gary Lee Mahmoud (Blue Bloods), LONE STAR DECEPTION stars accredited United Nations Ambassador (ECOSOC) International Award winning Actress, Merlisa Determined (Pound of Flesh, Gem of the Rainforce), Johnny Ray Gibbs (No Man’s Land, Mr. Blue), John Maciag (Mob Guys, Wiseguys) and Sunday Flint (The Possession 2, Witch Hour).

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LONE STAR DECEPTION (2019, 106 min.) Directed by: Don Okolo and Robert Peters. Producer: Nkem Denchukwu. Editor: A.B. Sallu. Cinematographer: Robert Peters. Original music: Pierce Constanti. ZED Entertainment LLC, TriCoast Worldwide.

Production Company: ZED Entertainment LLC.

About TriCoast Worldwide: 

TriCoast Worldwide is a premium International sales agent, representing the best of US and international films at all the major film markets. Sister company to TriCoast Entertainment and TriCoast Studios, the company is located at the Studio facility in Culver City, Los Angeles.

Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.


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