Culture / Entertainment

Hunky Houston Lawyer Goes Nude for Scene with Sharon Stone in a Hot New Movie

Film’s Full of H-Town Ties

BY // 05.30.17
photography Anthony Hynes

For his third Hollywood film, Houston-based actor/producer/lawyer Jason Gibson hung up his legal career along with his clothes to strut across the big screen in the buff while film star Sharon Stone, with her own history of full disclosure, stood in awe.

Supremely built a la Mr. Universe, Jason revealed only his backside in A Little Something for Your Birthday, which premiered in Los Angeles in early May. Last week, friends and fans, who filled the Sundance Cinemas theater for the Houston premiere, cheered and applauded the brief beefcake scene as well as at the end of the romantic comedy which has earned four out of five IMBD stars.

The Houston connection continues off screen with River Oaks maven Tina Pyne, who served as executive producer, and her daughter, Cami Pyne, who had a small role.

A successful litigation attorney, Gibson made his first film, Blunt Force Trauma, in 2015 and his second, Misconduct, in 2016.

“I’ve done this now three times,” he said before the screening and champagne reception. “And I always like to do this in Houston because in L.A., it’s the Hollywood crowd and the Hollywood industry. And for me, here, it’s my friends both personally and in the legal business and a mix of Hollywood. I like to share the stuff that I do with everybody else.”

Although endorsed by Hollywood screenwriters, the movie’s script sat idle for 12 years before Gibson and Pyne saved it.

“It’s really, really hard and every independent film has its share of ups and downs,” said screenwriter Susan Walter. “As we tried to put it together, we hit a major road block and I gave it to Jason. He stepped up and saved the day and figured out how we could pull it off financially and get it done. He made it happen.”

The cast is packed with notables filling out the story of an aspiring middle-aged fashion designer (Sharon Stone, age 59) struggling to find success in business and in love. Tony Goldwyn plays the love interest, Famke Janssen a business mentor, Ellen Burstyn plays the lead’s mother and Liza Lapira play’s Stone’s best friend. Gibson, with only a few lines but major visual presence, is married to the friend while Cami Pyne plays their nanny.

Walter recalled that when Jason Gibson set the film in action, she wondered “But can he act?”

“When I met him, he assured me that he could,” Walter said. “He found the best coach in Hollywood and hired her and trained with her and when he came to the set, boy, was he ready. He blew my socks off. I am so impressed.”

Pyne and Gibson have several more scripts in their portfolio and have begun preliminary work on a film titled Single Again. Recently, Pyne and Jay Thames, Houston-born writer/producer, penned an editorial for the Houston Chronicle bemoaning the lack state incentives necessary to encourage filming in Texas.

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