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Victoria couple's grandson plays role in a film

Jan. 18, 2012 at 9:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2012 at 7:18 p.m.

Actor Jasper Newell, left, and director Lynne Ramsay pose at a special screening of the Oscilloscope Laboratories film, "We Need To Talk About Kevin," at the Sunshine Landmark Theater on Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. Jasper is the son of Mark and Melanie Martinez Newell of New York. He is the grandson of Jose and Mary Elizabeth Rendon Martinez, both, originally from Victoria and the nephew of Mercy Rendon of Victoria. Jasper plays Kevin as a child in "We Need to Talk About Kevin" which comes out Jan. 27. It is a dark film about a mother's emotion of having raised a son who grows up to kill his classmates similar to Columbine. Tilda Swinton, the actress that plays his mother in the film, was nominated as best actress at the Golden Globe Awards last evening.

Actor Jasper Newell, left, and director Lynne Ramsay pose at a special screening of the Oscilloscope Laboratories film, "We Need To Talk About Kevin," at the Sunshine Landmark Theater on Nov. 15, 2011, in New York.

Jasper is the son of Mark and Melanie Martinez Newell of New York. He is the grandson of Jose and Mary Elizabeth Rendon Martinez, both originally from Victoria, and the nephew of Mercy Rendon of Victoria.

Jasper plays Kevin as a child in "We Need to Talk About Kevin" which comes out Jan. 27. It is a dark film about a mother's emotion of having raised a son who grows up to kill his classmates similar to Columbine. Tilda Swinton, the actress who plays his mother in the film, was nominated as best actress at the Golden Globe Awards last evening.

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