The world-premiere screening of the feature film, “The Birthday Cake,” took place at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on June 11 in Las Vegas. The movie was officially released by Screen Media on June 18, “The Birthday Cake” and is an American crime-drama thriller directed by Jimmy Giannopoulos from a screenplay by Diomedes Raul Bermudez, Shiloh Fernandez and Giannopoulos.
Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Luis Guzmán at the world premiere of “The Birthday Cake” at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas (Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for The Mob Museum); R: Actress Clara McGregor, writer/director Jimmy Giannopoulos and actress Esther McGregor at the world premiere of “The Birthday Cake” at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/Getty Images for The Mob Museum)
Stars featured in the film include Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer, Lorraine Bracco, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge, Penn Badgley, Jeremy Allen White, Ashley Benson, Luis Guzmán, Vincent Pastore, Nick Vallelonga, William Fichtner, John Magaro, David Mazouz, Jake Weary, Paul Sorvino, Clara McGregor, Emory Cohen and Marla Maples.
(Photos of Luis Guzman, William Fichtner, David Mazouz and Jimmy Giannopoulos by Phillip Cox)
“The Birthday Cake” takes place on one fateful evening in the life of Gio, the son of a murdered mobster and the nephew of Brooklyn mob boss, Angelo. On the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, Gio carries on the family tradition of bringing a cake his mother baked to this uncle’s house for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio’s life is forever changed as he begins to piece together what really happened to his father and ultimately comes face to face with the type of violence he has managed to avoid his whole life.
DIRECTOR AND WRITER OF THE BIRTHDAY CAKE, JIMMY GIANNOPOULOS