Oliver Robins, best known for starring in AIRPLANE 2 and the original POLTERGEIST as Robbie, “the kid eaten by the tree” and “attacked by a clown,” will soon return to the screen in the up-coming thriller CELEBRITY CRUSH.
Robins will star opposite actress Alissa Schneider, (PAYING MR. McGETTY) who will play a sociopathic fan obsessed with a fictional 80s ‘B’ horror cult classic called CHAIN-FACE CLOWN and its star — Jonathan Blaklee. After meeting Jonathan at a horror convention, she imprisons the ex-child actor with the misguided hope Jonathan will one day fall in love with her.
This is the first time Robins has appeared in a film in nearly 30 years. Robins shares, “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to act again in this very dark thriller.”
Scheduled to be shot in late-July in St. Petersburg, Florida, Robins will return to his home state to lens the picture. Robins will act from his own screenplay and direct the film. Producing with Robins will be award-winning filmmaker Michael Baumgarten. Baumgarten previously wrote, co-produced, and directed the anti-bullying movie THE MARTIAL ARTS KID starring Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, and Cynthia Rothrock; PAYING MR. McGETTY with rising star R. Marcos Taylor (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, BABY DRIVER); and he wrote and produced the family dog comedy/drama SMITTY starring Peter Fonda, Mira Sorvino, Jason London, and Louis Gossett, Jr.
Robins, a graduate of U.S.C Film School, has previously written the award-winning Hallmark Channel Film YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND and co-wrote DEVIL’S WHISPER — scheduled to be released this fall by Sony.