Updated 08:19 AM EST, Tue, Jan 18, 2022

Jake T. Austin to Star as a Bad Boy in 'Grantham & Rose'

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Jake T. Austin is about to take on a more mature role.

According to a report from Latina Entertainment, the 20-year-old "The Fosters" star will play the lead in the upcoming film titled "Grantham & Rose." The young actor will reportedly portray Grantham, "a tough, tattooed 17-year-old who has been placed in juvenile detention" who is not getting along with his fellow inmates. Elderly volunteer, Rose, played by Marla Gibbs, will notice Grantham and sees something unique about him, the report explained.

"Tough, wise and unpredictable, Rose recognizes something special in Grantham and offers him an outrageous proposal - a way out of the detention facility jail to accompany her on an undisclosed journey. What lies ahead for these two is a time of self-discovery and change," Latina Entertainment added.

"Grantham & Rose" will premiere on February 20, 2015, and can be watched through Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Vudu, as well as on demand with AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable, and Vubiquity, the news outlet noted.

Jake Coming in the Defense of Justin Bieber

Austin is not shy when it comes to defending the people he cares about. When asked in a recent interview about Justin Bieber's controversial Calvin Klein ad, the actor said that everyone needs to mind their own business.

"You know, people need to leave him alone because we're the same age...he's a good friend of mine and when he started dating Selena Gomez, that's like my sister. So I was kinda overseeing [who she was into] and he came into the picture and I respected him because he's a man," Austin told The DISHH.

The actor appeared to not be taking sides in Bieber and Gomez's relationship. He also listed some of the "Baby" singer's good qualities.

"People look at him like he's a little boy, but he's a man. He handles himself, he takes care of his family, he loves his fans. He just doesn't make 100 percent of the best decisions 100 percent of the time. You need to take the good with the bad, but he needs to make more music, period. If he made more music, and it's amazing I feel all the negative press would be overshadowed," he further explained to The DISHH.

A few weeks ago, Austin's show on ABC Family, "The Fosters," got renewed for a third season, J-14 reported. Last December, the actor was also chosen as the newest face of street clothing brand, No Rulez NY, which features his "more grownup and edgy" side, according to a report from Daily Mail.

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