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Justin Martin in The Soloist

High School Musical 3:Senior Year newcomer, Justin Martin hits the big screen again this weekend. Believe it or not this time he is with some real big time movie stars! Justin is in The Soloist which stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers. Nathaniel was a music prodigy who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. In the movie Foxx plays the adult Ayres and Justin plays Ayers from ages 13-16.

Because this movie is about a musical prodigy, the director only auditioned kids who could play violin. Justin took 2 all day violin classes and was cast in the part. Justin has to play the cello in The Soloist so after he was cast in the role, he took 4 months of cello training so that he could play in the movie.  Since this movie is about a real person Jamie and Justin got to meet Nathaniel Ayers. They both had to learn his mannerisms and change their look to be more like Mr. Ayers. Justin had to grow his hair longer than usual and wear prosthetic teeth because Nathaniel has a gap between his front teeth.

I can’t wait to see this movie. I looks like it is going to be a touching and heartwarming tale of a difficult life. The Soloist opens this weekend across the United States. Let me know if you go see it!

Corbin Bleu and Justin Martin Serve Up Lunch

High School Musical stars Corbin Bleu (Chad Danforth) and Justin Martin (Donny Dion) served up lunch at a California elementary school on Friday. This star-studded lunch was part of a prize package from Sara Lee’s Soft and Smooth Lunchtime is Showtime video contest. The winner Bronwyn Arnold, and 11 year old singer and songwriter, wrote the song in the winning video and recruited 120 of her school mates to participate in the video titled “Fueled for Fun”. You can watch the video on the Sara Lee site here. In addition to the lunch time appearance Bronwyn received a year’s supply of Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bread and a $25,000 grant for her school to use to help bring joy to the lunchroom.

In this photo released by Sara Lee, Corbin Bleu (left) and Justin Martin (right) of Disney’s “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” celebrate with student Bronwyn Arnold, 11, from Walnut Elementary School in Turlock, CA, Friday, January 23, 2009. Arnold was the winner of the Sara Lee Soft & Smooth ‘Lunchtime is Showtime’ Video Contest where she produced and starred in her video entry. The stars served up lunch to students, presented a $25,000 check to the school and a year’s supply of Soft & Smooth Bread to winner Bronwyn Arnold. (Photo by Sara Lee/Bob Riha, Jr.)

While at the school Bleu shared that, “Justin and I feel it is so important to encourage good nutrition habits at a young age. We teamed up with Sara Lee because they understand the importance of making nutrition easy and tasy for kids.”

Also at the Sara Lee site there are some great sandwich recipes and fun activities with each of the High School Musical 3: Senior Year cast so make sure you check that out!