Marc Blucas, who played Sarah Michelle Gellar's love interest in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," has signed to play Cameron Diaz's firefighter ex-boyfriend who still carries a torch for her in the upcoming made-in-Boston spy flick "Wichita" starring Tom Cruise.
The soon-to-be-renamed "Wichita" is scheduled to begin filming as soon as Tuesday, Sept. 15. In the movie, Cruise will play a secret agent who pops in and out of the life of a single woman played by Diaz.
Blucas joins Maggie Grace, known as the fallen poor little rich girl Shannon Rutherford on ABC's "Lost" series. The up-and-coming actress is slotted to play Diaz's sister and soon-to-be bride. In the made-in-Boston film, Diaz will stand-in for their late father and walk Grace's character down the aisle.
Meanwhile, crews are reportedly hashing out an elaborate crash scene where a commercial 727 airliner skids into a Cumberland Farms cornfield near Curve Street in Bridgewater. Scheduled to shoot Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25, the scene depicts the aftermath of a plane crash in a fictional Indiana locale.
Steve Cannaby, owner of Wichita-based Nu-Tek aircraft group, says he's working on some high-tech gadgetry for the Bridgewater plane scene. “They’re doing a action scene in a ... 727 cockpit. There’s some sort of a, like, shoot-out or something that’s supposed to happen in the cockpit," Cannaby spills.
Airport scenes will be shot at the Worcester Regional Airport beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and act as a stand-in for the Wichita Airport in the film. Crews are building a gift shop, a transportation security inspection area and a bar. The set will be torn down after the four-day shoot.
Boston Casting is on the hunt for SAG females ages 27-45 and between size 8-10 for background work on "Wichita" as gate agents for a shoot slotted at the Worcester Regional Airport on Thursday, Sept. 17. If interested, e-mail photo and contact info to Ashley@bostoncasting.com.
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