LAYNE STALEY: 'Get Born Again' The Movie In The Works

Lathan McKay, the actor who will play late ALICE IN CHAINS singer Layne Staley in the upcoming movie "Get Born Again" — based on the biography of Layne Staley by Argentinean journalist/author Adriana Rubio — recently met with Rubio and they spent 10 days together working on the movie project. A local rock band, MOTHERWEISER, played numerous ALICE IN CHAINS songs to assist Lathan in his vocal performance and character development. When Lathan took to the microphone, Staley's presence "was definitely felt and acknowledged by everyone in the room," according to a press release.

McKay shares an incredible likeness to Layne Staley, and has an inner ability to channel Layne's energy.

Lathan has a tremendous respect for Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell's music, and is very passionate about the opportunity to portray Layne as the beautiful, talented soul that he was.

Lathan McKay was born on January 10, 1978 in Austin, TX. He started his acting career a few years ago landing one of the lead roles in a coming of age story set in suburban Texas, premiering at 2003 Tribeca Film Festival.

Pictures of Lathan McKay in Layne Staley's character can be seen at this location.


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