|Jackson Rathbone as Justin Wood
Directed By: Timothy Armstrong
Written By: Stephan Blinn, Timothy Armstrong
Cast: Bailee Madison, Alicia Witt
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
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“Cowgirls N’ Angels” tells the story of Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, who has fantasies of finding her father, a rodeo rider. While searching for her dad, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female rodeo riders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker. Recognizing Ida’s innate talent for trick riding, Terence recruits her for their ranks. Accepted wholeheartedly by her new “family,” Ida finds a new passion that redefines her life — and she also may find the father she’s been searching for.
Trivia & Facts
• According to the film’s production notes, the role of Justin Wood was basically tailored for Jackson.
• Jackson has stated in press interviews for the film that his parents have said Cowgirls N’ Angels is their favorite movie of his.
• During his day off in Stillwater, there was a big tornado warning. In the hotel Jackson stayed at, there was no basement. So, he had to wait out the tornado in the hotel’s kitchen.
Quotes: Justin Wood
“This script kind of floated my way through my manager. I read it and I fell in love with it. I was familiar with Bailee and her work, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and other films that she’s done. She is just an incredible young actress. And then they told me James Cromwell was going to be in it. As a young actor, you’re like, “An old veteran that I look up to! Maybe I can try to learn something.” That’s what I try to do. I try to learn as much as possible. And I wanted do a family film so the stars kind of just aligned.”
“It’s a beautiful story about growing up. It’s a nice film that a whole family can enjoy.”
“I play a young cowboy who falls in love with one of the cowgirls in the trick riding rodeo circuit. Their love is a little bit of a worry to the leader of the cowgirls; they don’t want them to have too much of a life outside of the rodeo. They’re really trying to build up their brand. [I] come in as a love interest and screw up things a little bit. The love is pure, so that’s nice.”
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