'One Tree Hill' Actress Stars in Indie Film
'One Tree Hill' Actress Stars in Indie Film
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Sophia Bush, one of the principle cast members on One Tree Hill, will be returning on the silver screen with director François Velle’s drama movie called The Narrows.  The film, which is currently in postproduction stages, is slated for release in 2008.

In The Narrows, Bush will be playing the role of Kathy Popovich, joining Kevin Zegers as Mike Manadoro and Vincent D'Onofrio as Vinny Manadoro.  Written by Tatiana Blackington and Tim McLoughlin, the movie explores themes of suspense, murder and loyalty as it evolves with a coming-of-age story based on the novel entitled Heart of the Old Country.

It follows the lead character Mike Manadoro (Zegers), a 19-year-old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds.  When an opportunity to emerge in a sophisticated world outside of the East River surfaces in the form of a partial scholarship to NYU, he struggles to deal with his tight knit Italian neighborhood roots in Bay Ridge.  Unaided by his retired sanitation worker father and hindered by his lack of funds to shoulder the rest of his tuition, he ends up taking a job making deliveries for a local mob boss.  Complications sink in as he faces relationship issues concerning his long-term girlfriend and an attractive intellectual young woman he meets in NYU in the form of the One Tree Hill actress.  More hurdles arise as he makes consequential choices and turns his back on his roots and principles in the pursuit of a new life.

The movie began filming in April in New York and took place in several locations of the city including Astoria in Queens.  Bush, a native and resident of California, had fly back and forth to the Big Apple whilst filming.

This isn’t the first time Bush will be featured on the big screen.  She has worked in films like The Hitcher as the character Grace Andrews, John Tucker Must Die as Beth, and Stay Alive as October Bantum.

On TV, she’ll be returning as Brooke Davis with the rest of the ensemble when One Tree Hill returns for a fifth season in January 2008.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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