‘Yellowstone’s Brecken Merrill Posts About Audition, Teases Potential Next Role

by Jon D. B.

Yellowstone‘s own Tate Dutton, actor Brecken Merrill, says his latest audition was an enjoyable one as he hints at a potential next role.

Is a sports film next up in Brecken Merrill’s budding film career? It certainly looks that way. Yellowstone fans the world over know the young actor, 12, as Tate Dutton: son to Kayce Dutton and grandson to patriarch John Dutton.

Soon, we’ll be seeing plenty more of the Duttons when Season 4 hits Paramount+ this summer. Brecken Merrill, however, has been done filming S4 since November of 2020. As such, he’s got plenty of time on his hands for new projects. And today – he’s teasing just that.

“Fun audition today! Wish me luck 😁🍀” the adorable star posts to his official Instagram. Within, he includes his personal shot of a classic Wilson football. The self-described “Actor, adventurer, smart-mouthed kid” posts the update to his almost 20k followers. But don’t worry, the child star’s account is managed by his mother, as noted by the “*acct managed by mom*” footnote in his bio.

In addition, Merrill’s post features a handful of carefully-selected hashtags. These are: “#childactor #footballtime #huthut #hike #flagfootball🏈.”

From these, can we assume his next role will be in a television or film project about flag football? This seems the most likely outcome. As auditions are just taking place, no information is available on the project within the young actor’s profiles, IMDb or otherwise.

We do know, however, that Brecken Merrill has already filmed another project. Titled “We All Got Up to Dance,” Merrill plays the lead character in the film, Emmett LeClair.

“Set in the navy town of Bremerton, Washington during the Vietnam War, the film follows the life of 13 yrs old rebel Emmett LeClair. Comedy is mixed with the more serious aspects of Emmett’s life, which includes a cousin on leave from Vietnam to visit his sick mother in the hospital,” IMDb states.

Excited for the next film projects from Brecken Merrill? As much as we love his work as Tate Dutton on Yellowstone – we are, too. For all the latest from the promising young actor and everything Yellowstone, stick with your fellow fans at Outsider.com.

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