Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen has landed his first acting gig in the upcoming movie, The Best Friend.

Jake revealed the news on the recent BobbyCast podcast, saying, in part, “It’s exciting man, I’ve been kinda dipping my tail into lots of different things, but I was really surprised to get this [role]. And I’ve never been one of these guys to lose touch with what really brought me to the table, but as you said earlier, I really feel like I’m at a place in life where I can try and do a lot of different things and it’s about taking risks and putting yourself in that uncomfortable situation . . . and I’ve never acted before. I’ve never done that, and I kinda want to be pushed and see if I can do it.”

Jake said shooting begins in Fairhope, Ala., in February. Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson co-star in the film.

IMDB’s synopsis of the movie: “After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend, who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.”

photo by Jason Simanek