The Hollywood Bad Boy

I’ve always been fascinated by the Hollywood bad boys. Robert Downey Junior was the inspiration for a story centered around one such bad boy, Jacob Riley, who is stuck in B movies but has the money for the drinking and the drugs and the wild times.

I often think when you have a child actor the pressure on them is equally as big as the sudden fame and notoriety that they achive at a young age. Jacob has the fame, he has the money and he has no solid foundation in his life to be able to enjoy any of it without pushing to excess.

I love Hollywood and the glitz and the glamour and there is nothing better than a story of someone who has turned their lives around after addiction.

Ethan Myers is a character inspired by a story I read about a man setting up a literacy program in LA. He's the complete opposite to Jacob. He works hard for what he has, and he's living on the breadline while trying to help other people. Can he be the last chance that Jacob needs? And can he make this Hollywood bad boy turn good?

Robert Downey Junior was given a lot of second chances and it seems the last one kind of stuck. I’d like to think that the ‘last chance’ given to Jacob in Moments will stick for him, and that in becoming a better man he and Ethan can have a wonderful happy ever after.

Moments

An actor on possession charges, hell bent on destroying his own life meets a man who quietly works to make his world better. Can Jacob Riley be saved?

Jacob Riley, star of the time traveling TV series End Game, is a typical Hollywood former child star with issues. He has already had prison time and at the age of 26 has been arrested again. Jacob works his time as a general handyman at an education center in the run down area of L.A. A part of the city that is in the middle of regeneration. It is a short sharp shock for the boy-man who had an easy life.

Ethan Myers is the owner and manager of 'Mac’s', providing teaching and learning to local low income families.

Jacob hates his jailor Ethan; Ethan loses his cool whenever Jacob aims for an easy ride. He has no respect for the lack of substance in his 'guest'.

Sparks fly when attraction becomes something they can’t fight and their relationship grows against a background of disenfranchised street gang members, arson, the Oscars, and despite their own prejudices.




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1 comments:

  1. I love RDJ as well. I think he's a really good actor and he's not bad to look at! ;) It's amazing that he gave credit to Mel Gibson for his re-emergence into Hollywood when he got clean. Apparently he burned so many bridges that directors and producers didn't want to work with him, but Mel sponsored him and the rest is history. Let's hope Mel gets help too. ;) Really good book by the way.

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