‘My Son Hunter’ Movie Trailer Stuns Viewers: ‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg’

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The trailer has been released for the upcoming film “My Son Hunter,” which is directed by award-winning Hollywood celebrity Robert Davi.

The video already has over one million views across social media.

Actor John James, who plays the role of Joe Biden, says the trailer depicts just the “tip of the iceberg.”

“Well, you know, the amazing thing is this, the movie starts off with Lawrence, Hunter Biden, going to a strip club and go to the Chateau Marmont, where his father shows up with the Secret Service. And we have a 17 page 16 and a half page scene in the back of the SUV that Lawrence and I shot in one well, not in one take but it was we just did that in one evening,” James said.


“I said, yes, I have to do this. I said I haven’t read a script like this where I actually laugh out loud,” James said.

“Lawrence has described it — Lawrence Fox who plays Hunter who’s brilliant in this picture, it’s just fantastic — he describes it as a gangster comedy, but it’s much more than that. There is emotion,” James said.

“It leaves you thinking, and you know that saying that art is emotion? And the trailer is already currently garnering, I should say if that’s right, a lot of emotion. So it’s a fine picture,” he said.

“Well, as an actor, I had to step back and go to the basics. Okay. Am I going to do a caricature of him? Am I going to try and mimic him? Everything he does?”

“And I thought, no, no, that’s not the right approach. Yeah, you know, I can look like him. I can have my hair bleached white, my eyebrows and do some of his gestures. But for me, I think the most important thing was to find the truth in my dialogue, speak to the truth of what I have to say. And that’s what I went for,” he said.

“They say actors make the best directors and good actors make great directors. And he is a fantastic actor. … He was all about the detail, the sets, everything had to be right, look right,” he said.

“That’s how it’s going to look. Order that equipment. Let’s do some test shots. And as you can see in the trailer, there’s a certain look the picture has, which is just, it’s great. And that look almost becomes a character in the film. Because that’s what you remember that– that coloring, and he did that and as far as performances, oh my goodness,” James said.