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EXCLUSIVE: Jaylin Webb, the young star of James Gray’s autobiographical period drama, Armageddon Time, has signed with Innovative Artists for representation. Armageddon Time, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, and Anne Hathaway, is a coming of age story, written and directed by Gray (The Immigrant, Ad Astra) inspired by his life, set in Queens, New York during the 1980 election season. Webb won critical acclaim at the recent Cannes Film Festival for his heartbreaking performance as the pivotal character of Johnny – a Black kid with fewer advantages, who undergoes a multitude of hardships and is treated differently than his white classmate and friend,...
"It is special and uniquely powerful to see this particular story on a big screen, esp for queer folks who don’t get this opportunity often."
The actor detailed her past mental health struggles and explained how she currently advocates for herself.