The Identical tells a fascinating story of twin brothers accidentally separated at birth during the Great Depression. Drexel Hemsley becomes an iconic 1950’s rock and roll star, while Ryan Wade struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Respected Wade and his wife Ashley Judd are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a minister. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and without hesitation, he chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend Seth Green. Encouraged by his wife Erin Cottrell and employer Joe Pantoliano, Ryan get on an unpredictable, provoking path performing the legendary music of Drexel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country.
As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and his own identity.
The Identical is a City of Peace Films production featuring the talents of three generations of the Marcellino family from Nashville, TN. Dustin Marcellino is the first time director, Jerry Marcellino co-wrote the 20 plus original songs with his son Yochanan, who is the founder of City of Peace Films. Yochanan and Don Noes are the two men who propelled the movie to the big screen by raising the production funding and the film’s marketing budget.