Jason Castro Set to Star in "The Perfect Summer" Movie (VIDEO)

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Brooke White isn’t the only American Idol alum making movies these days! Season 7 alum, Jason Castro is set to star in a new movie for the UP network.

Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Jason Castro will make his TV acting debut when he appears in the UP original movie, “The Perfect Summer,” scheduled to air on the network on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT. In the inspirational sun-and-surf family drama, which stars Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “The Expendables”) and Daytime Emmy nominee Sydney Penny (“All My Children,” “The New Gidget”), he takes on the role of Cody, the local surf shop owner. Several of his songs will also be featured on “The Perfect Summer” soundtrack. On July 11, Castro, who recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with Ryan Cabrera, is scheduled to embark on a week-long expedition with “I am Second” to Colombia, South America. This fall he can be seen on Matthew West’s “Into the Light Tour” which will also feature label mates Sidewalk Prophets.

Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts big brother, in case you didn’t know. Check out a 30 second promo, featuring one of Jason’s songs:

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  • mzbet

    Good for Jason!

  • tripp_ncwy

    You can get a free download of one of Jason’s songs featured in the movie.

    http://www.uptv.com/theperfectsummer

  • Niall

    I’ve never heard of the UP Network, so I assume I don’t have it.

    Eric Roberts seems to like his American Idols. He was at Diana and Ace’s wedding, which seemed random until I heard he was Ace’s acting coach and his stepson Keaton Simons writes songs with Ace.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Congrats to Jason – really like his voice.

  • Incipit

    I don’t think I have that channel so I can’t check it out – - but big congrats to Jason – I think he will do a fine job – and very cool about the use of his music in the soundtrack!

  • Kariann Hart

    Jason Castro is my #1 Sweetheart from all 12 seasons! I have kept up with his career and this is such wonderful news! I am so happy with all he has accomplished. On that other forum, Jason was voted “Most Beautiful Eyes”. I love his smile too. (Okay, okay I am a Grandma. My hubby thinks my crush is funny. He likes Jason’s laid back persona.) I just love hearing all the success so many of the Idols have had!

  • disqus_l9306FWZtD

    Ahhh – good for Jason! I’ve always liked him!

  • overthetop1

    I think the actor playing the son and Eric Roberts look like they could actually be related.

    You can go to http://www.uptv.com to see if its offered by your cable provider.

    This is awesome for Jason.

  • mmmtx

    I am thrilled for Jason! He was my favorite from his season so it is exciting to think of how many doors this movie will open for him.

  • macfae

    I just love Jason….so sweet and talented. I couldn’t help getting attached to him during idol..he had such an innocent charm… and I continued following his career for several years. He’s been successful enough to provide for his family while doing what he loves.
    I wish him much success! Sad :( I don’t have UP

  • macfae

    He’s a special young guy, for sure, Kariann! I saw 2 of his solo shows. He connects so well with the people through the music.
    I was so pleased for him.

  • Portia

    Thanks for the link, it’s on CH188 on my DISH cable in Central Florida. Great that his music is used in the movie too.

  • MissMyEm

    UP Network use to be GMC. I didn’t think I had it either but I do. Just go to whoever your provider is and search.

  • MissMyEm

    I’m happy for Jason. I may not follow his music anymore as I’m not a fan of that genre but he’s a sweet guy and deserves whatever success comes his way. I have my DVR set. He and Kris Allen recently wrote some songs together. I’m wondering if any of them will be heard on this show.

  • Jaejae1

    Yay Jason! One of my faves from the fab season 7. So glad he is doing well. :)

  • LA944

    My fave from season 7 along with Brooke. I don’t think I have this network either. Been checking for it–but don’t see it. I have been following his career some and very happy for all his success.
    ETA-I did find it. Had to go to Uptv site. Set DVR

  • Cindy

    Yay Jason! :)

  • LinMi

    Jason is my all time favorite idol and I enjoy watching his career grow. He performed well for his first real acting role. Good exposure for him and his music too.