Cody Longo stars in 'Not Today,' the most ambitious role of his career.
The trailer for 'Not Today' - Jon Van Dyke's new drama - begins like any other teenage drama. With a desire to see the world, 20-year-old Caden Welles plans an overseas partying holiday with his best buddies, deciding on Hyderabad in India after randomly throwing a dart at a map of the world. After discussions with his parents, Caden is given the green-light to travel half way across the world.
Caden's expectations of a never-ending party atmosphere are blown to bits almost immediately. When he refuses to help a starving man and his little daughter, Caden becomes haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, however, attempting to right his wrong, he discovers Kiran has been forced to sell his daughter to the Indian human-trafficking trade. As well as Cody Longo - best known for Nickelodeon show Hollywood Heights - 'Not Today' stars John Schneider III, the American actor known for his portrayal of Bo Duke in the 1970s-80s television series 'The Dukes of Hazzard.'
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Caden Welles is 20-years-old with nothing to stop him doing anything he chooses in the world thanks to his rich parents. With a desire for an all guys together overseas partying holiday, he and his friends decide upon where in the world they will visit with a game of cards, a map and a dart. They end up planning a trip to Hyderabad in India with their sights set on girls, music and a lot of alcohol. However, things don't go the way Caden plans as he finds himself waking up morning alone in the town without his belongings. He is helped by a starving man and his young daughter, Kiran and Annika, who hopes for some form of nourishment in return but Caden neglects to help them after they get him back to his hotel despite initially saying he will. He is, however, haunted by his decision not to return and vows to help the man he shunned as he spots him later in the street. He has sold his daughter Annika thinking that it was the best thing for her and it is up to Caden to get her back and save her from the ever-growing Indian human-trafficking trade.
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Straight-A student and valedictorian Henry Burke is set to gain a scholarship into university, things really couldn't be better for him. However when he finds himself in detention it brings on a chance meeting with one time friend and prominent stoner Travis Breaux that leads to another chance meeting, this time with Mary Jane. His first time with the drug looks to be a positive one, however this is soon marred the next day as his school principle institutes a zero policy drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students.
Henry is caught between two opinions: fail the drugs test, get expelled and lose his scholarship to MIT or team up with Travis to beat the system. Not wanting to jeopardise his future without a fight, the duo team up to steal a high powered blend of ganja from law student turned drug dealer Psycho Ed and spike the school bake sale's brownie supply, getting the whole school - faculty included - to a whole new level of stoned. With every brownie consumed the boys have to contend with the intoxicated student body as well as an enraged Psycho Ed who really starts to live up to his name as he tails the pair for stealing his stash. The stakes are high as they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Cody Longo, Adhir Kalyan, Matt Bush, Mykelti Williamson, Sean Marquette, Yeardley Smith, Michael Vartan,Curtis Armstrong, Luis Chavez, Alicia Sixtos, Mary Birdsong, Julia Ling, Camille Mana, Brett Kelly, Andrew Wilson, Erica Vittina Phillips, Joseph Julian Soria & Nadine Crocker
Director: John Stalberg