We know Ian best as Ezra Fitz, Aria’s once-charming, now horribly suspect older beau, but in the indie drama — based on a true story — which takes place during the advent of mainstream pornography in the 1960s, Ian will tackle a very different role. The 27-year-old will play Max Bornstein, a charming middle-class college kid who leaves university to partner with a childhood friend to distribute contraband in the underground, highly illegal pornography industry. However, his life begins to spiral out of control when he becomes addicted to heroin. Whoa. We know you’re going to need a minute to let that sink in, PLL fans.
The screenplay was written by Max Bornstein himself, so Ian shouldn’t have too hard of a time getting into character. While this is a departure from the squeaky-clean world of Pretty Little Liars, Ian should also find some inspiration in Ezra, who will be showing off his “wicked” side in Season 4B.