Jake Owen Shares Sneak Peek of Acting Debut in ‘Our Friend’ Movie, Comments on the Experience

by Halle Ames

What can’t Jake Owen do? He has a voice like hot country butter and now an up and coming acting career? That’s right, the country singer has taken to the big screen to star in the emotional true story called Our Friend.

Jake Owen posted a minute-long teasing his upcoming movie, Our Friend. In the video, Owen is bad-mouthing a man named Dane, who is played by Jason Segel.

Jake Owen Explains Our Friend

Owen explains what the movie is about in a thread since the teaser clip doesn’t give much of an indication.

“OUR FRIEND tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family—journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson), and their two young daughters—and how their lives are upended by Nicole’s heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer.”

It turns out Dane wasn’t some low life friend crashing on the couple’s couch. The concerned friend takes on a significant role in helping the family, who is in over their head.

“As Matt’s responsibilities as caretaker & parent become overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane (Jason Segel) offers to help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life-altering decision proves greater than anyone could have imagined.”

In Jake Owen’s final comment on the thread, he talks about his new acting career and how intimidating it was for him, especially considering the cast.

“I’ve never been in a “movie” before, so I won’t lie.. sitting down in front of Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel, and Casey Affleck and acting like I knew what I was doing was a bit of a challenge. I’ve always loved a good challenge.”

Our Friend has a 77 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also will be released in theaters and for streaming on Jan 22, 2021.

The movie sounds like a tear-jerker, however, we can’t wait to watch it! You bring the popcorn because we have the beer.