Showing posts with label Furry Vengeance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Furry Vengeance. Show all posts

Monday, December 28, 2009

'Furry Vengeance' trailer boasts animals gone wild

The trailer for the made-in-Topsfield comedy "Furry Vengeance" starring Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields was unleashed last week. Similar to the state switcheroo in Sandra Bullock's "The Proposal," Massachusetts is once again a stand-in for an unlikely locale ... Oregon.

For the record, the movie's fictional West Coast location is called "Rocky Springs." Based on the trailer, set designers went to great lengths to transform the film's regional aesthetic--including an Oregon license plate on the vehicle driven by a pesky raccoon.

The locally shot film follows a real estate developer who faces an unlikely group of protesters: a crew of local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

Shields, in her first movie role since the 1999 hip-hop drama "Black and White," looks stunning. Fraser, who sports an on-screen beer gut in the flick, could use a few more rounds on the treadmill. But, he's in character, right?

Dick Van Dyke, "The Hangover’s" Ken Jeong and Samantha Bee also star in the film. Matt Prokop, an up-and-coming actor from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," plays a city kid forced to move to rural Oregon with his father, whose efforts to build a housing development there are complicated by the feisty local wildlife.

Base camp for the film was at the Topsfield Fairgrounds located at 207 Boston St. In the trailer, the Topsfield Fairgrounds is a major player. However, a majority of the movie was shot in a small, wooded housing development chock full of big digs and new construction known as the Hickory Beech subdivision on High Street.

Crews also shot at the Beverly Municipal Airport showcasing the Delta taxiway near Bradford Street.

Click here for the latest on "Furry Vengeance."

Monday, November 02, 2009

Slew of made-in-Boston movies slotted for release

Punctuating a year chock full of locally shot movies, the sci-fi flick "The Box," starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden, hits theaters on Friday, Nov. 6.

And this is just the beginning ... there are a slew of flicks slotted for release in 2010. Can't keep up with all of the made-in-Massachusetts film action? Don't fret.

Here's a comprehensive list in chronological order:

*Bride Wars, released Friday, Jan. 9
Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson play best friends who are pitted against each other when their wedding dates clash.

*Paul Blart: Mall Cop, released Friday, Jan. 16
Kevin James stars as Paul Blart in "Mall Cop," a comedy about a security guard trying to stop a group of organized crooks who take over a mall. While set at the fictional West Orange Pavilion Mall in New Jersey, a majority of the film was shot at the mall in nearby Burlington.

*Pink Panther 2, release Friday, Feb. 6
Martin's Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of bumbling International detectives in an attempt to stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

*The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, release Friday, May 1
A bachelor played by Matthew McConaughey is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends (including Ben Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner) at his younger brother's wedding.

*The Proposal, released Friday, June 12
Shot in the Bay State but set in NYC and Alaska? Diva boss Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep from losing her visa status in NYC and avoid deportation to Canada. The Rockport-shot scenes act as a stand-in for ... get this ... Sitka, Alaska.

*The Surrogates, released Friday, Sept. 25
The film, set in Boston in the near future where humans interact with one another through surrogate robots, stars Bruce Willis as a cop who tracks down murderers.

*The Invention of Lying, released Friday, Sept. 25
Formerly titled "This Side of Truth," the Ricky Gervais comedy shot in Lowell and starring Jennifer Garner is set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

*The Maiden Heist, released on DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 27
Starring Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy, this made-in-Boston flick is a comedy of errors following three museum security guards and their attempt to steal artwork after it's been transferred to another museum.

*The Box, release Friday, Nov. 6
Based on the short story by Richard Matheson, "The Box" stars Cameron Diaz as Norma Lewis and James Marsden as Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child who receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. "The Box" is directed by "Donnie Darko" filmmaker Richard Kelly.

*Edge of Darkness, release Friday, Jan. 29, 2010
Mel Gibson stars as a homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. who digs up the many secrets surrounding the death of his activist daughter. "Edge of Darkness" was shot in Boston from Monday, Aug. 18 until Saturday, Nov. 22.

*Shutter Island, release Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
Two U.S. marshals (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island near Boston. Based on Dennis Lehane's novel "Shutter Island."

*Furry Vengeance, release Friday, April 2, 2010
Starring Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke and "The Hangover’s" Ken Jeong"Furry Vengeance," follows a real estate developer played by Fraser who faces an unlikely group of protesters: a crew of local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

*Grown Ups, release Friday, June 25, 2010
Set in Connecticut during a Fourth of July weekend, "Grown Ups" is a comedy about five high school friends who reunite with their families during the summer at a lake house after 30 years apart and stars Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph.

*Knight & Day, release Friday, July 2, 2010
The currently in production "Knight & Day," formerly known as "Wichita," follows Tom Cruise as a secret agent who pops in and out of the life of a single woman played by Cameron Diaz. The two race across the globe while Peter Sarsgaard's federal agent character pursues the fugitive couple.

*The Town, release Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
An adaptation of the blue-collar heist novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan, "The Town" stars Jon Hamm as a FBI agent who becomes smitten with a female bank employee, played by "Frost/Nixon" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" actress Rebecca Hall. Ben Affleck, playing Boston's most wanted bank robber, is both directing and starring in the film following a bizarre love triangle involving a crook, a bankteller and a FBI agent. Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner, Titus Welliver and Slaine also star.

*Zookeeper, release Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
The Adam Sandler-produced "Zookeeper" follows Kevin James as a zoo caretaker who consults with the animals in an attempt to learn their methods of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams. Rosario Dawson has been cast as Kate, the smart zoo veterinarian who works alongside James' character Griffin. Leslie Bibb plays Stephanie, the ex who broke Griffin's heart.

*The Company Men, release 2010
Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner, "The Company Men" follows a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing. Affleck plays a corporate bigwig whose six-figure salary is suddenly cut after he gets a pink slip.

*Valediction, release 2010
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, Eliza Dushku plays Ben Barnes' lover.

*Girlfriend, release 2010
In “Girlfriend,” Jackson Rathbone is thrust into a bizarre love triangle with a small town single mom (played by Shannon Woodward from “The Riches”) and newcomer Evan Sneider. The drama centers around Sneider’s protagonist, a young man with Down’s Syndrome, who romantically pursues Woodward’s character Candy.

*The Social Network, release 2010
Partially shot in Boston and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield, "The Social Network" follows founder Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) getting dumped at a Boston-area bar and ends with him adding his former girlfriend to his friend list on his multibillion-dollar social networking site. The story is based on Mezrich's latest book, "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook. A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal."

*The Fighter, release 2011
Primarily shot in Lowell, "The Fighter" tells the story of Boston fighter "Irish" Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Eklund (Christian Bale). Amy Adams is Charlene, a gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating Wahlberg's character.

Click here for the latest on all of the made-in-Boston film action.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Brooke Shields joins 'Furry Vengeance' in Topsfield

In her first big-screen role after a 10 year hiatus, actress Brooke Shields has reportedly joined the cast of Brendan Fraser's "Furry Vengeance," a live-action movie about a real estate developer who faces an unlikely group of protesters: a crew of local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

In the made-in-Topsfield comedy "Furry Vengeance," Shields is playing Tami Sanders, the wife of Fraser's character. It's her first movie role since the 1999 hip-hop drama "Black and White."

Dick Van Dyke, "The Hangover’s" Ken Jeong and Samantha Bee are all on board as co-stars.

Matt Prokop, an up-and-coming actor from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," will play a city kid forced to move to rural Oregon with his father, whose efforts to build a housing development there are complicated by the feisty local wildlife. Newcomer Skyler Samuels has joined the cast as Amber, Prokop's romantic interest.

Filming is slotted this weekend at the Beverly Municipal Airport located at 46 L.P. Henderson Rd.

The flick is tentatively slated for a July 2010 release. Click here for the latest on "Furry Vengeance."

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Brendan Fraser's 'Furry Vengeance' filming in town

Brendan Fraser, known for his work in "The Mummy" series, is heading to the Boston area this month to film the family comedy called "Furry Vengeance," a movie about a real estate developer who faces an unlikely group of protesters: a crew of local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

Boston Casting held an open casting call on Wednesday, July 1 at Proctor Elementary located at 60 Main Street in Topsfield. Also, scouts are on the hunt for a body double for Fraser. If you're a dead ringer for "The Mummy" star, send an e-mail and headshot to ashley@bostoncasting.com.

Matt Prokop, an up-and-coming actor from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," will play a city kid forced to move to rural Oregon with his father, whose efforts to build a housing development there are complicated by the feisty local wildlife. Newcomer Skyler Samuels has joined the cast as Amber, Prokop's romantic interest.

Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke, "The Hangover’s" Ken Jeong and Samantha Bee are all on board as co-stars.

The flick is tentatively slated for a July 2010 release. Click here for the latest on "Furry Vengeance."
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