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"Attorney Jalene Mack Tackles Big Screen"
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Houston, TX - After years of impressing the courtroom, prominent Houston attorney Jalene Mack will now command an audience of millions when she makes her big screen debut in the upcoming feature, "Hurricane Season" slated for release in 2009. Starring Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Bow Wow, Courtney B. Vance and Lil' Wayne, "Hurricane Season" is a true life drama.
Filmed in Mack's original hometown of New Orleans, the movie is based on the story of Al Collins, basketball coach for John Ehret High School in Marrero, LA, who led his Patriots to the state championship a year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the school and displaced many of its students. Mack is cast in the role of Andrea Wall, mother of Christian (played by Eric D. Hill Jr.) one of the principal basketball players.
The busy attorney turned actress is currently back in Houston for martial arts training for her next film, "Elbows & Vogues" which recently just started production, starring Reagan Gomez and Gary Sturgis.
Pictured on the set, left to right: Forest Whitaker and Jalene Mack.