Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The week in quotes from Hollywood in the Hub

"We're going into pre-production of 'Code of Silence' in December, shooting in January."

--Mike O'Dea, who unveiled his short film "Townies" at the New York International Film and Video Festival last Friday, tells Loaded Gun Boston that his on-and-off again flick "Code of Silence" will begin filming in early 2010.

“He is an ‘extremely generous’ director. He knows what he wants and has good instincts. He helps you along.”

--Titus Welliver, known for his role as the mustached "Uncle Lionel" in the made-in-Boston flick "Gone Baby Gone" and actor in the currently in production "The Town," gushes over Ben Affleck's ability as a director.

“There are drinking competitions associated with the film, there are thousands of fans with tattoos. You just cannot buy that kind of fandom.”

--Writer-director Troy Duffy, promoting the Friday, Oct. 30 release of the set-in-Boston flick "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," admits that the original "Boondock Saints" still has cult credibility.

"Jay Lavender ("The Break-Up") is attached to adapt Rick Reilly's tale of a group of golfing buddies at a run-down Boston course. The group discovers they've been playing next to an elite club and holds a competition over who will be first to play a round."

--Variety reports that Steve Carell from "The Office" is tee-ing up to produce the set-in-Boston comedy "Missing Links" following a crew of golfing buddies.

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