Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Movie Update

I've had lots of hits on this blog with folks looking for information on Renée Zellweger and the filming of Appaloosa in Santa Fe. After my first post on this subject, I did not have any personal encounters with this movie, or anything to post that wasn't already covered in the Santa Fe New Mexican. According to that publication, Santa Fe filming wrapped up last week, and Renée (according to folks who encountered her) was lovely, friendly, and a generous tipper during her stay in Santa Fe.

This week's report concerns the local filming of Brothers, which, according to the New Mexican (clearly my favorite source for local movie news!), is "a remake of a Danish flick featuring 'a man who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother cares for his wife and child.'" Sound stage work is taking place on campus at the Garson Studios, shown above.

Purportedly, the trailers shown in the photo below are the (drumroll, please) ACTUAL TRAILERS where the stars (Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman) hang out when they're not on set. No actual star sightings yet, but the campus is abuzz!


SantaFeKate said...

More Brothers news! I stood in line for an hour and a half at the Holiday Inn on Cerrillos on Saturday, and signed up to be an extra in this movie. Filming happens between now and the end of January when I won't be working a lot of hours. They photographed me, asked me about my work, and told me they'd call the day before with wardrobe and makeup instructions on the days they needed me. We'll see what happens!

Jane said...

Hi Kate! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for the link to it. And how nice to see what you're up to! Congrats on your move to Santa Fe -- looks like you're having quite the adventure. I can't wait to read about your experiences as a movie extra. I did it once as a kid -- I walked across the street in the movie "FX"

How is your (non-blog) writing going?

SantaFeKate said...

Jane--I'm not doing much writing except for the blog (if you don't count theatre box office process and system documentation!). Partly it's time, partly it's money (waiting to get old enough that there's no social security-mandated limit on my annual earnings)...I'm using the blog to exercise my writing muscles and doing a lot of reading about the Southwest.

Thanks for your post, and "hi" to Alastair!