Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Shreveport projects

The Shreveport Times reports the following projects ongoing or planned:

Project: "Chlorine," a movie through Mercer Films and Miranda Entertainment. Country club member becomes involved in a savings and loan scandal.
Status: Filming Oct. 29-Dec. 9. Expected to be out in fall 2006.
Stars: David Arquette, Ray Liotta and Julianna Margulies.
Project: "Road House II," a movie being filmed using crews from Louisiana Institute of Film Technology (LIFT). Nephew of Patrick Swayze's character in "Road House" has his own bar to defend.
Status: Filming to start Thursday, end before Thanksgiving.
Stars: Jake Busey.
Project: "The Guardian," a movie being distributed through Disney. A Coast Guard enlistee is helped by a renowned rescue swimmer haunted by an accident.
Status: Filming to start about Dec. 5, end in the first week of March. Will be in wide release a year from now. About half of locations are secured, but this will be an ongoing process throughout the filming.
Stars: Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner.
Project: "Thief," a television series through FX Network. The head of a robbery crew, though recently reformed, plans one final heist.
Status: Filming started Monday. Five episodes will be shot, and parts of the pilot will be reshot.
Stars: Andre Braugher.
Project: "Factory Girl," a movie through LIFT. About Andy Warhol's muse.
Status: Shooting will start Nov. 28.
Stars: Sienna Miller and Guy Pierce.
Project: "Premonition," a movie through LIFT. A housewife finds her husband is dead, then wakes up the next morning to find he's alive.
Status: Filming likely to start in early 2006.
Stars: Sandra Bullock.
Additional movie projects: The Shreveport-Bossier Film Office recently announced that "White Lies" (starring Darryl Hannah), "Salvation," "The Lodge," and three films by Big Bad Entertainment ("The Dark," "Quality of Mercy" and "Pilot Jack") will be filmed in the area.
Source: Times research.

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