The handsome Paul Wesley is much more than the softer, sensitive Salvatore brother, Stefan, on the hit supernatural series The Vampire Diaries. In addition to filming TVD, Paul has been hard at work promoting his latest film, “Amira & Sam.” Starring alongside Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi, he plays the role of Charlie, Sam’s cousin, in this unlikely love story of an army Veteran (Martin Starr) and an Iraqi immigrant (Dina Shihabi). Faced with deportation, the pair’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Take a look at the film’s description, brand new photos and the official trailer below. And make sure to follow ‘Amira & Sam’ on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates.
Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, “Freaks & Geeks”, “Silicon Valley”), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit’s former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy’s niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more.
Meanwhile, Sam’s cousin Charlie (Paul Wesley, Before I Disappear, “The Vampire Diaries”) offers him a lucrative opportunity at his hedge fund, helping to secure wealthy veterans as new clients. However, all is not as it seems, and Amira and Sam soon find themselves faced with mounting obstacles in order to stay together.
AMIRA & SAM Releases in Select Theaters And On Demand January 30th!