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?Certain? star a ?Heart? throb in 2011

?The Heart Specialist? stars Brian White and Zoe Saldana. The indie flick will be out in theaters Friday.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson

“Men of a Certain Age” stud Brian White is off and running in 2011 with a starring role in the new big-screen dramedy “The Heart Specialist” on Friday and then hitting the road in the David E. Talbert play, “What My Husband Doesn’t Know.”

White, who wraps up his TNT show tomorrow night, stars as a Harvard doc who can’t commit in “The Heart Specialist,” an indie flick that’s been kicking around since 2006.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said White, who co-stars with “Avatar” gal Zoe Saldana and “The Wire” bad guy Wood Harris.

The film, formerly known as “The Ways of the Flesh,” got raves at the Boston Film Festival in ’06, but generated little interest until it was retooled by hit-maker Tyler Perry.

“Tyler added some things, refined a few other things and made it funnier,” said Bri, who formerly played for the Patriots [team stats] and is the Dartmouth-educated son of Celtics [team stats] great Jo Jo White. “It’s more mainstream funny now.”

And having Zoe Saldana — who has become a Hollywood darling since “Avatar” and “Star Trek” — hasn’t hurt distributor interest!

White plays Dr. Ray, a young playboy who heads down to a small hospital in Florida where he’s mentored by an older doc, played by Harris.

“Dr. Ray treats all women with a little love, but doesn’t love anyone fully,” said Dr. Ray’s alter ego. “It’s really a poignant and touching story.”

White also plays a playah in Talbert’s drama that heads out on the road next month. Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child appears as Lena, a woman with everything, except an attentive husband. White is the foreman hired to work on the couple’s home and, well...

“Stuff happens,” laughed White.

The play, written and directed by the man behind the Ice Cube-Tracy Morgan comedy “First Sunday,” opens in Spartanburg, S.C., on Feb. 4 and spends the next month touring the South.

“We’re still adding dates, so maybe we’ll head to Boston,” said White. “I wouldn’t rule it out.”

Courtesy of The Boston Herald

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