Indie drama features 'Twilight' star in '80s-era coming-of-age story.
By Eric Ditzian
Around this time last year, in the run-up to the Sundance Film Festival, the first official photos for Ashley Greene's '80s-era drama "Skateland" hit the Web. Almost a year later, as Sundance once again approaches, the first official trailer from the indie is here — and MTV News has got the exclusive.
Hitting theaters on March 25, the film tells a coming-of-age story about a group of teens killing time and drinking beer in a dusty Texas town, attempting to push off the looming responsibilities of adulthood. But both an out-of-nowhere tragedy and the impending closure of the local hangout that gives the film its name interrupt the friends' lazy lifestyles, forcing them to re-evaluate their choices.
"It was a time when life was easy," the title cards read. "Sometimes the party has to end, before real life begins."
"It follows us through all the trials and errors of becoming an adult and figuring out who you are and what you want," Greene explained to MTV News last year. "You see love and you see loss and everything in between."
What you also see is Greene as you may never have viewed her before: Stripped of the pale skin and golden eyes her character possesses in the "Twilight" series, she's able to play a normal, relatable teen, albeit one whose teenage years took place several decades in the past and who rocks some old-school duds.
"Every time I look at it, what I notice the most is how much I look like my mom," Greene said. "Because, you know, it's set in the '80s and so I've got pictures of her and my dad from the '80s and it's kind of creepy how much we look alike."
Check out everything we've got on "Skateland."
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