The Identical tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. Drexel Hemsley becomes an iconic 50’s rock ‘n’ roll star, while Ryan Wade (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.
The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan, after trying to please his father and acquiesce to his vision, follows his heart and launches his own music career with his best friend. Encouraged by his wife and employer, Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path ? performing in sold out venues all across the country.
As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds pain, joy, success, and failure, and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. The Identical is a captivating story about sacrifice, love and forgiveness - about a family restored, and a life discovered.
Francis and Clare - A New Feature Film 10/01/2008