Luke Benward’s new role and upcoming film
22-year-old American actor cum singer Luke Benward is on board of the musical comedy film ‘Dumplin’. The production for this movie has already commenced on 21 August 2017 in Atlanta. The film also has ace actors such as Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, and Danielle MacDonald. The names of the other actors that have been announced who would constitute a part of this film include Dove Cameron, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Maddie Baillio, Georgie Flores, and Ginger Minj. Kristin Hahn is the screenplay writer. The story is extracted from Julie Murphy’s 2015 YA novel of similar name.
In this film, Danielle MacDonald plays the character of Dumplin who is an obese teen. Her mom is portrayed by Jennifer Aniston who is shown to be a former beauty pageant queen. Dumplin goes and registers her name for the local beauty pageant. But what started as a rebellion against her mother goes on to take the form of an inspiration for the other local teenagers who had been sidelined at the pageant. The movie is slated for a 2018 release and Luke Benward is playing the role of Bo.
Luke Benward’s past career glories
Luke Benward has an amazing filmography. He comes from a family of entertainers. His father Aaron was in the country duo ‘Blue County’ and his mother Kenda Benward works part-time as an actress, model, and acting coach. His grandfather is an artist of Contemporary Christian music, Jeoffrey Benward.
Luke’s acting career started at the age of 7 years in 2002 when he secured a role in the film ‘We were soldiers’ in which he played David Moore. His career stars sparkled when he was cast as Billy Forrester in the film ‘How to Eat Fried Worms’.
For this role, Luke bagged the Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film. He also was seen in Disney Channel’s ‘Minutemen’. He also was featured as the little boy in the Martina McBride’s music video ‘Concrete Angel’.
He released his first album Let Your Love Out in 2009. It had 5 songs. He also did musical tours. Luke has also appeared in various commercials including McDonald’s, American Express, and Hamburger Help. He played other memorable roles in several films which are highly appreciated. He also is doing a recurring role in ‘See Dad Run’. He has done other Disney Channel shows as well. In 2017, he was seen in the season 2 of ‘Still the King’. Luke has contributed a significant amount to the Hollywood cinema and Television.
Luke also is a good dancer who has can do hip-hop. He has learned it under Nick Bass who has the honor of having taught dance to many eminent Hollywood personalities. Luke is a huge Star Wars fan and loves to play video games. He plays football and basketball.
Luke’s personal life
Luke had three siblings; two sisters and one brother. His sisters’ names are Ella and Gracie. His younger brother was kidnapped at birth and never found. Besides his great professional career, Luke also was into few relationships. He was said to be dating Indah Winsome but these rumors could never be confirmed. In 2006, he was associated with English actress Georgie Henley. They were said to be in a relationship but had separated in 2008. From 2012 to 2014, Luke was having an affair with Olivia Holt. But they have split and Olivia has found a new life partner in Ray Kearin.