Northern N.B. native to star in two new films

A Jacquet River-born actor has a new movie coming out and he'll be starring alongside some pretty big names.

Derek Hamilton, who now lives in B.C., will share the big screen with such names as Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer and country music superstar Tim McGraw in The Shack.

While growing up in northern New Brunswick, Hamilton says his hard-men uncles and tough-as-nails aunts gave him a wealth of characters to draw performances from.

The Shack comes out in March, but Hamilton is already working on a new film called Rabbit with director Jesse James Miller.  

That movie is expected early in 2017.