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Anchorage Actor Brett Baker Hollywood's Latest 'Go-To' Guy


Appearing in Five Upcoming Films: “BIG MIRACLE,” “THE FROZEN GROUND,”

Los Angeles, CA – Actor BRETT BAKER is proving to be Hollywood’s
newest ‘go to’ supporting star, with three feature films in the can
and two still to be shot before the end of the year. With these five
films, Baker lends his support to some of Hollywood’s biggest names,
including John Cusack, Nicholas Cage, Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski,
Forest Whitaker, Ed Asner, Peter Weller and Jon Voight.

Scheduled for release in February 2012, Baker brings big laughs as a
news reporter caught in a snowstorm in the comedy BIG MIRACLE. Based
on the true story of three California whales who were trapped in the
Arctic Circle, the film stars Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and
Kristen Bell. The heart-warming rescue adventure is directed by Ken
Kwapis and produced by Working Title and Universal Pictures.

Baker will be heading to his home state of Alaska this November to
shoot two new features back-to-back. Up first, Baker portrays Lt. Pat
Kasnick in the thriller THE FROZEN GROUND. This based on actual events
story, follows an Alaska State Trooper (Nicholas Cage) who partners
with a young woman (Vanessa Hudgens) who escaped the clutches of
serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack) to bring the murderer to
justice. The film comes from director Scott Walker and Emmett/Furla
Films and is slated to be distributed by Lionsgate.

Then in December, Baker will star opposite screen veteran Ed Asner in
THE DOPPELGANGER PRINCIPLE.  The story follows a seasoned criminal
defense attorney (Asner) whose latest client is an alleged serial
killer with iron-clad evidence against him. This courtroom drama comes
from director Ron Holmstrom, with a script penned by James E. McLain.

Currently in post-production, Brett was handpicked by Jon Voight and
producer Jamee Natella, to star opposite Voight, as his Detective
partner, in the new psychological thriller, BEYOND. Shot in Anchorage,
the story follows detective (Voight) who teams with a tabloid psychic
(Julian Morris) to track down a missing child. The film also stars
Dermot Mulroney and was directed by Josef Rusnak and produced by
Crystal Sky Entertainment.

Last summer, Baker was cast alongside Peter Weller as an art gallery
owner in Forest Whitaker’s voodoo thriller VIPAKA. Shot in New Orleans
and produced by Whitaker’s Significant Productions, the psychological
thriller follows two adversaries who go head-to-head in a game testing
each man's belief in what they are sure is the truth.

It’s no accident that several of the recent films Baker appears in are
shot in Alaska. Born and raised in Anchorage, Baker offers an
authentic quality to the roles that non-Alaskan natives sometimes
struggle to understand. During his down time, this working actor
turned his talents to music, writing, producing and arranging his
first solo album titled BROKEN. Now available on iTunes and Amazon,
the album chronicles his spiritual journey back from a 20-year drug
and alcohol addiction. Baker currently resides in Los Angeles with his
wife and his dog, Gracie.
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