Director Paul Borghese and producer, star and writer William DeMeo of the independent movie “Back in the Day” will hold a red carpet event to celebrate the release of their new picture Saturday at Martorano’s in Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.
The fictional film features footage shot at Caesars Atlantic City along with Philadelphia and New York City scenes. The cast includes Shannen Doherty, Alec Baldwin, Michael Madsen, Danny Glover, Mike Tyson and Annabella Sciorra.
In the movie, a young boxer, played by DeMeo, is taken under the wing of a mob boss, portrayed by Madsen, after his mother dies and his father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.
Key scenes from the film will be shown inside Martorano’s on 20 high-definition television screens starting 10 p.m. DJ Jason E will spin old-school Philadelphia sounds, old-school hip-hop and some current favorites while the film clips play.
Confirmed guests who will be making on appearance on the red carpet include DeMeo, Borghese actors Lillo Brancato and Joseph D’Onofrio, Boxing Hall of Fame member and WBO World Heavyweight Champion Ray Mercer and Grammy Award-winning music producers Rodney Jerkins, formerly of Pleasantville, and his older brother Fred Jerkins III, of Galloway Township.
Lee JD Sanchez, vice president of food and beverage at Harrah’s Resort, said the film event is open to the public, and there is no cover charge. People may make reservations for a table to drink and eat appetizers or may have drinks and watch the movie clips at the bar.
Restaurateur Steve Martorano is good friends with DeMeo, Sanchez said.
The red carpet will be in front of Eden Lounge on the casino’s first floor. Martorano’s is located in the Harbor Tower section of the casino above the Eden Lounge.