Emory Cohen was a familiar supporting face in movies like “The Place Beyond the Pines” and shows such as NBC’s “Smash,” but he finally arrived with all the breakout force of a leading man this awards season in the Oscar darling “Brooklyn.” Wearing his heart on his sleeve with swoon-worthy charisma, Cohen turned the romantic Tony into a heartbreaker the likes of which Hollywood rarely sees these days. Fortunately, Cohen’s career is now taking off, and next up is the lead role in Rachel Winter’s criminal youth drama, “Stealing Cars.”
The official synopsis reads: “Billy Wyatt (Cohen) is a young man with tremendous promise, but a troubled past leads him to the Burnsville Camp for Boys. Billy must navigate his way through dangerous inmates and a cruel and punishing staff, but during it all, he learns to inspire others and find out the truth about himself in the process.”
Cohen stars opposite a heavyweight ensemble cast, including John Leguizamo, Mike Epps, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. Executive producers include Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. “Stealing Cars” premieres on DVD and Digital HD April 5.