Film & TV

Chad Johnson's Overtown Movie Adds Walking Dead, True Blood Actors, Launches Kickstarter

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A few weeks back, we announced that Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson had signed on to star in Silvera's latest project: Overtown, the movie. Since then, other notable actors like Vinnie Jones (X-Men), Kelly Overton (True Blood), and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) have signed on as well. In what is being called the "follow-up to Silvera's Jamaican gangster cult classic" by Morningstar Films, Overtown will also tell a gripping tale of the streets here in Miami.

This week, Silvera and his team launched a Kickstarter fundraiser to cover the cost of filming, which has gone over-budget since the buzz surrounding the film has grown, according to Morningstar.

Silvera reaches out to fans with a brief campaign video, where he states, "I'm calling on all my fans, the millions of Shottas fans out there, let's get together and let's show Hollywood Overtown."

He continues to describe the film as one with a lot of heart and one that will also have plenty of blood, bullets, and guts. "I'm making this movie for the hood, I'm making this movie for the streets - I can't make Hollywood movies. So I'm calling on my people, let's do this crowdfunding thing."

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.