By: James Silverwolfe
In December we learned that several actors were testing for the male and female leads in MAX STEEL. The story follows a teenager, Max, who gets imbued with an energy power called TURBO, which stands for Tachyon Unlimited Radiant Bio-Optimized. He is partnered with Steel, a technological alien who protects him. Of the potential male leads mentioned (Noah Silver, Ben Winchell and Dylan Minnette) Winchell is the victor and will play Max. For the female lead Skyler Samuels and Skyler Day were previously tested but neither got the job. Ana Villafañe will play Max’s love interest Sydney Gardner.
Christopher Yost wrote the script that Stewart Hendler will direct.
Winchell has appeared in “Necessary Roughness” and will next appear in “The Red Road.” Villafañe has had roles in “Magic City Memoirs” and “I Love You Phillip Morris.”
Winchell and Villafañe are repped by Gersh and Osbrink Talent Agency respectively.