Robert Palmer Watkins to step away from GH for new film role

Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 12:55:53 PM
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Robert Palmer Watkins to step away from GH for new film role

General Hospital's Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon Quartermaine) is taking a break from the ABC soap for the film Last Three Days.

General Hospital fans who love chillin' with Dillon may have to prepare themselves for a bit of a break because portrayer Robert Palmer Watkins is stepping away from the ABC soap for a new role.

The actor took to Twitter to announce that he's taking a short vacation from GH to play the role of Jack Cluff in the new film Last Three Days.

"So pumped to play Jack Cluff in #LASTTHREEDAYS," he wrote. "Thank you @GeneralHospital for letting me step away for a month to play a bit!"

Watkins plays the lead in Last Three Days, which is a neo-noir crime thriller he says is similar to Memento and The Butterfly Effect.

"I'm a cop in the movie. I get to do my own stunts, and shoot guns, and do hand to hand combat. It's just a really different type of role for me," Watkins shares with TellTaleTV.

The story follows Watkins' Jack, a straight-laced undercover cop who wants to be a real hero and everything his father was not. Jack's wife, Beth (Deborah Lee Smith), works late nights as a nurse and struggles to maintain their relationship as the strain of the couple's jobs begins to pull them apart. To make matters worse, Jack gets caught up in a crime syndicate that is flooding the L.A. streets with a new dangerous and mysterious mind-altering drug. After a sting operation goes wrong, Jack wakes up to discover that his partner has disappeared, his wife has vanished, and he's missing the last three days of his life.

For more information on Last Three Days and to contribute to the film's fund, check out its official Kickstarter page here.

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