Tuesday, August 18, 2009

'Twilight' star's indie 'Girlfriend' filming in Wayland

Jerad Anderson, an up-and-coming actor and musician in the band 100 Monkeys, is teaming up with filmmaker Justin Lerner to give a blow-by-blow account of the pre-production process via Twitter here for the upcoming indie thriller "Girlfriend," slotted to begin filming in nearby Wayland on Tuesday, September 22.

"I'm getting on a plane to LA back from Detroit," he writes. "I'll answer questions as soon as I land."

The actor continues, "I like producing because you get to surround yourself with people who you believe in, to make a great piece of art."

Anderson, taking the helm as the producer of "Girlfriend," is joining forces with his friend Jackson Rathbone, the hottie actor known as Jasper Hale from the "Twilight" franchise.

According to MTV News here, the film is a "harsh, modern-day take on the 'Beauty and the Beast' fable" set in Middle America that thrusts Rathbone into a bizarre love triangle. Amanda Plummer, a veteran actress with a penchant for dark, offbeat roles, joins the cast as Celeste.

Rathbone reportedly met writer/director Justin Lerner during the Sundance Film Festival in January where they decided to produce the flick together. The duo are gearing for a four-week shoot in Wayland beginning Sept. 22 until Saturday, Oct. 17, working around the "Twilight" actor's commitment on the third edition of the Stephenie Meyer franchise called "Eclipse."

Rathbone stars as Russ, while Anderson (pictured above) is stepping up as Kenny.

In an earlier tweet, filmmaker Lerner promised to reveal via Twitter the actress playing Rathbone's female love interest, Candy. Shannon Woodward, known for her work in the flick "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" and the 2007-08 F/X series "The Riches," was later tapped as the film's titular "Girlfriend."

Click here for the latest on "Girlfriend." Also, the filmmakers are on the hunt for a production crew, including production assistants, electricians and grips. Click here for details.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would that be filming in Wayland, Michigan or Wayland, Massachusetts? There's mention of returning to Detroit in the article.

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