Watertown native Eliza Dushku, star of Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and an up-and-coming producer over at Boston Diva Productions, is back home filming a movie called "Valediction" at various locales around town including the posh Whiskey Park at the Boston Park Plaza hotel on Arlington Street.
The premise of the film? When a car accident leaves a father fighting for his daughter’s life, his journey for the pieces of the puzzle that will save her lead him to discover it's actually his life that he is fighting for. In the film, Dushku plays Ben Barnes' lover. The father is married and cheats on his wife with Dushku.
Dushku co-stars with "Prince Caspian" hottie Ben Barnes and veteran actress Brenda Fricker. Both Dushku and Barnes are slotted to shoot a Christmas party scene on Tuesday, June 9 at Whiskey Park at the Boston Park Plaza.
Up next for Dushku is the biopic called "The Perfect Moment" on iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS in 1989 at age 42 before posthumously snagging national headlines in the '90s for his highly stylized black-and-white portraits of naked men and oddly erotic flowers.
Mapplethorpe's collection, which featured homoerotic shots of naked men performing various S&M acts involving whips and leather, was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and sparked a national debate on public funding for the arts.
The "Bring It On" beauty has cast her brother, Nate, as the controversial photographer. "Nate physically has an uncanny resemblance to Robert," she says to E! Online. "Some pictures are really eerie."
Sundance winner Ondi Timoner has signed on to direct "The Perfect Moment."
For "Valediction," the indie film's crew has reportedly set up shop at a make-shift production tent in South Boston's Seaport District. The word "valediction" is a Latin expression used to say farewell.
Dushku, who flew into Boston on Saturday, is posting updates via Twitter here. Also, click here for the latest on "Valediction."