Young southern Indiana actor set to make debut on the big screen
Seventh grader Dallas Edwards is in "Masterminds," premiering in theaters this weekend.
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WDRB) -- Dallas Edwards is definitely not the quiet kid in Mr. Prusinski's Charlestown Middle School English class.
There's nothing wrong with that. When he's into something, he's into it.
"I love this class," he said.
But even his favorite subject can't keep his mind off what's happening this weekend, his first blockbuster movie premiere.
He plays Owen Wilson's son, Ken, in the comedy, "Masterminds."
Dallas used his inner Adam Sandler and charm to score the gig at his first real audition.
"It is pretty awesome," said his mom, Tammy Edwards.
You might be able to tell, he's not a nervous kid. Not even when he got on set with big names like Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis.
Maybe it's his experience that makes him that way. He's only in 7th grade but spent a lot of his childhood performing at Derby Dinner Playhouse and other local spots.
"He's always been this kid that liked an audience," Tammy said.
One-hundred of his closest family and friends will watch his homegrown skills pay off at a watch party Friday at the Great Escape.
"It's going to feel really weird and really exciting at the same time," Dallas said.
What will he, his buddies, and critics think about the performance?
"Dang that was good," he said with a smile.
He's just a confident Charlestown kid making a name for himself on the silver screen, with even bigger plans for the future.
"This is just the beginning," Dallas said.
Dallas just wrapped up on another project with Jeremy Irons called "Monumental." No release date has been set for that movie.
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