Iowa native’s movie to premiere in Ankeny

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Bob Pascuzzi’s 2014 book “The Ravine” is coming to the big screen in April.It was inspired by real events.A close friend of Pascuzzi killed his own wife and one of his sons and then kills himself.”Obviously these things happen. Nobody sees it coming,” Pascuzzi said.Pascuzzi said the book — now movie — tells the story of him and his wife coming to terms with and working through the tragedy.”The meaning of this film is new life new beginnings when tragedy strikes,” Pascuzzi said.Eric Dane, from Grey’s Anatomy and Euphoria, plays Mitch, who is based on Bob Pascuzzi.Pascuzzi is proud of the cast that was put together for the film. The cast also includes Peter Facinelli Facinelli, known for his role in the Twilight series, plays Danny Turner, the man who killed his wife and son.”The person I played, his mental health was not well,” Facinelli said.For Facinelli, it was important not to turn a man who did monstrous things into a monster.”Whatever issues my character the person I played had he was a real human being,” he said.Pascuzzi says his film is raw and deals with a tough subject but the overall message is hope.”The Ravine” will premiere in Central Iowa Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Bob Pascuzzi’s 2014 book “The Ravine” is coming to the big screen in April.

It was inspired by real events.

A close friend of Pascuzzi killed his own wife and one of his sons and then kills himself.

“Obviously these things happen. Nobody sees it coming,” Pascuzzi said.

Pascuzzi said the book — now movie — tells the story of him and his wife coming to terms with and working through the tragedy.

“The meaning of this film is new life new beginnings when tragedy strikes,” Pascuzzi said.

Eric Dane, from Grey’s Anatomy and Euphoria, plays Mitch, who is based on Bob Pascuzzi.

Pascuzzi is proud of the cast that was put together for the film. The cast also includes Peter Facinelli

Facinelli, known for his role in the Twilight series, plays Danny Turner, the man who killed his wife and son.

“The person I played, his mental health was not well,” Facinelli said.

For Facinelli, it was important not to turn a man who did monstrous things into a monster.

“Whatever issues my character the person I played had he was a real human being,” he said.

Pascuzzi says his film is raw and deals with a tough subject but the overall message is hope.

“The Ravine” will premiere in Central Iowa Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

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