Corey Haim to return to the screen

Corey Haim is set to dazzle audiences in his new made-for-small screen film American Sunset.


American Sunset will hold its red carpet, world premiere at the Laemmle Theatre in Santa Monica on November 9, 2009, and will be followed by a private after party where fans can meet and greet their teenage crush. Apparently Corey's personal website is the place to secure tickets to this exclusive premiere event.

Ever since his boyish face and cheeky grin burst onto cinema screens in the 1980s, Corey Haim has been synonymous with movie escapades that involve narrow escapes and near misses, usually alongside his ‘80s sidekick Corey Feldman. Their screen relationship included films such as Dream A Little Dream, License To Drive and vampire classic The Lost Boys among others, as well as the more recent reality TV show The Two Corey's, which used as its title their eighties stardom nickname and amazingly made it to two seasons. However, it is obvious that they can no longer cash in on their collaborative fame so have attempted several times over to make a hit going solo.

American Sunset, the latest of Haim's ventures and his first role in three years, rings faintly of those entertaining capers of the eighties and early nineties. Playing the husband of a kidnapped woman, he is led on a wild goose chase, filled with riddles and clues, and knowing that if he misses just one clue, his wife will be killed! The only catch is this is meant to be a serious thriller. It is hard to fathom that the still-dimpled, former teen superstar has actually aged enough to have a wife, let alone be approaching 40.

Directed by first-timer Michael Masucci, and produced by Jackelyn Giroux, it would seem that Corey Haim is the star pull of American Sunset. Rejoicing in its B-grade-ness, Haim is joined by Bernie Robichaud (Beefcake, Trailer Park Boys), Frank Molina and Angela Cullins. This little gem of a flick is going straight to cable TV and DVD and if you find yourself struggling one sleepless night, this may end up being an effective cure for insomnia.

One thing's for sure though, Haim is standing by his film and as part of the lead-up to the exclusive premiere, Global Universal Pictures have announced that Haim will also be giving a ‘one on one' press conference at the American Film Market, and can be found in the Venice Room of the Loew's Hotel from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on November 6, 2009 for any available, interested, parties.

See the trailer on the film's official website for a sneak peek

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