If you don’t know who Jenna Ortega is yet, well, you will soon. The 19-year-old actress is on the rise, starring in the most recent Scream film, as well as an upcoming horror-comedy titled X, which is going to be a hit.
But she’s not just a horror actress. Ortega starred in the recent drama, The Fallout, alongside Maddie Ziegler.
Megan Park made her directorial debut with the film, which won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.
Jenna Ortega stars as Vada, a high schooler in emotional freefall after a school shooting alters her friends, family, and other relationships in her orbit. Others affected by the shooting act out in different ways to cope with their pain. Once-silly Nick (Will Ropp) becomes an overnight sensation as a victim’s advocate, while Quinton (left injured by the shooting) proves to be the most surprisingly emotionally stable.
The movie has received strong reviews from critics, with most praising Ortega’s performance and Park’s talent as a first-time director.
The Fallout will be released on HBO Max on January 27, so you don’t have to wait much longer to check it out.
Watch the trailer below…