According to Cinando, Ben Banks has had a title change to the more catchy The Misadventures of Ben Banks with a new tag line: “A fairy tale about beauty and the least.” They have also added a new synopsis for the movie which you can read below:
Ben Banks is the Forrest Gump of the slacker generation. He’s a young man without much drive or ambition, who stumbles into a series of strange and fascinating (mis)adventures. When he falls in love with a beautiful girl (Mischa Barton) with a mysterious past, he begins a journey that makes him discover being a grown-up isn’t so bad after all.
In other movie news, Eleven Arts (a movie sales company) have featured a revised poster for the Roland Joffe directed movie, You and I.
Announcement. Delays. More delays. That’s unfortunately been the gist since we heard that Mischa was attached to star in Apartment 1303 3D. If you’re following this website on Twitter, then you’ll already know that the new production start date is set for November. I thought I’d make a post about it here with some more official time frames as shared by ACTRA Montreal.
1303 Productions Inc.
Director: Daniel Fridell
Production Manager: Jean-Francois Roesler
Casting: Bruno Rosato Casting
Stunt Coordinator: Jean Frenette
Pre-production ‘til: November 9, 2011
Shooting ’til: December 5, 2011
The above dates support the information that was posted by the storyboard artist via his blog. So now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the November date actually happens.
I also stumbled upon an interview with Kasimir Lehto, who appears to be involved with the 3D elements of the movie. As this will be Mischa’s first 3D project, I’m thrilled to see this kind of talk regarding the potential of the technical aspects of the movie.
And how about your plans, what new projects are you working on and what do you hope to do next?
I am hoping to work more and more as a cinematographer on 3D films, as well as being responsible for the stereoscopic aspects of productions. The next big film I’m attached to is called Apartment 1303 – it’s an innovative, independent horror film and will hopefully start shooting in Canada in a month’s time. I am very excited about the project, we have a great vibe with the producer and director of the project and I feel it will be a great opportunity to push the boundaries of 3D creatively and technically. In general, I think it’s the independent, smaller scale projects that will push the language of 3D forward – the bigger studio pictures are quite conservative in their use of 3D and it is unlikely that innovation will come from that direction.
In some great movie news, Fangoria has announced that Apartment 1303 3D is a go!
MonteCristo Intl. Entertainment has just announced that principal photography has begun on APARTMENT 1303, a supernatural thriller starring Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay.
APARTMENT 1303 is shooting in 3D, and production will start on September 12. The film is a modern ghost story in which a mother and daughter move into a new rental apartment and whose love/hate relationship then turns into a tale of horror.
As most of you know, Mischa was recently added to the cast list of the star-studded ensemble movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting on IMDb. Within the last 24 hours, Mischa’s name was removed from the list. So I guess this means Mischa won’t be part of the movie. If you’re a wishful thinker, the film is currently still in production with some lead actors not due on set until later in the month, so, it would technically still be possible for Mischa to be part of the movie. What a tease IMDb has become!
According to IMDb, Mischa has joined the cast of a star-studded movie called What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s listed as a comedy/drama/romance and if Mischa really is in this, it will be her first big studio movie in ages. IMDb doesn’t list any specific information on the character she’ll play therefore I don’t know if Mischa will be part of the main cast or more of a supporting actress. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The movie is apparently currently in production so we should know either way pretty soon.
Some of the other actors linked to this project include Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Manganiello and Chace Crawford. I’m unsure if this is a final cast list as actors have been added and removed from the list depending on scheduling availability.
One line synopsis:
A look at the lives of four couples as they prepare to become parents.
The movie is currently slated for a May 2012 release.
Mischa shared a cast Twitter pic from a shoot they were in for the TV movie she’s currently in Canada filming called Offline. Other cast members are saying that production has wrapped for them, I’m unsure if Mischa is on the same schedule but it seems like she should be finished any day now if she hasn’t already completed work.
@MischAmazing And last but not least for photos. A picture of the cast and I messing around on a photo shoot yesterday. http://lockerz.com/s/113850404
Mischa also shared some other photos on her Twitter page so make sure to follow @MischAmazing for the latest.
Dan Gross: Filmmaker wants shuttered Bucks school for flick
FILMMAKER Eric Moyer is outraged that the Souderton Area School District rejected his request to shoot his film “School Spirits” in the closed former home of Souderton High School, from which Moyer graduated in 1991.
The movie, which deals with ghosts in a shuttered high school, stars Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”); Christopher McDonald, whose credits include “Dirty Work” and “Happy Gilmore”; and Robert Romanus, remembered by a generation as Mike Damone in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
Romanus starred in Moyer’s comedy “A Halfway House Christmas.”
Moyer offered to pay the district, use Souderton High kids as production assistants and have full liability insurance releasing the district from any responsibility should anyone be injured during the shoot. He also said the film contained no profanity, sex or nudity (which might upset some of Barton’s fans).
Souderton Superintendent Frederick Johnson denied Moyer’s request, telling him that having nonschool individuals in the building is “just too much of a risk for the district.”
Moyer says he was never granted the opportunity to pitch the school board and the community, which has long been upset that the abandoned high school sits there unused.
“We are in negotiations to sell the building. We don’t want any possible liability,” Superindendent Johnson told us yesterday.
He confirmed that the building has been broken into and vandalized a few times since it closed two years ago. The school, by the way, also counts former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer (no relation) among its grads.
Moyer is hoping he can still convince the district to permit the shoot, and is asking any area residents who support his efforts to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News
OTTAWA — From The OC to O-Town, actress Mischa Barton has seen much in her young Hollywood career.
The 25-year-old, British-born actress, who starred for three seasons in the hit TV series The OC, is in town this week to film Offline, a made-for-TV-movie. She plays a woman whose parents are murdered by a serial killer. She goes into seclusion, then reappears 13 years later as an accomplished painter, only to be discovered once again by the stalker.
The film co-stars Canadian actors Ron Lea, Daniel Levy (Eugene Levy’s son) and Marco Grazzini. The film, made for Lifetime Channel in the U.S., is produced by Neil Bregman of Sound Venture and directed by Curtis Crawford. The low-budget thriller will shoot for three weeks at various locations around town. It is expected to be released on the Lifetime Network next year.
Barton was to arrive in town Monday evening and begin filming June 15, said Bregman. He said getting Barton for the movie was a real coup.
“We wanted to put someone with cachet in the movie and Mischa was interested in the role and wanted to do it. She has real cachet,” said Bregman, who has made several TV movies for Lifetime.
Bregman said he wasn’t worried that Barton’s past troubles with the law will affect her entry into Canada. In December 2007, Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and driving without a valid driver’s licence. In July 2009, she was removed from her Los Angeles home by police and placed in involuntary psychiatric hold in what police described as a “medical issue.”
“We have her immigration papers, everything is approved and we’re in constant communication with her,” said Bregman. “I’m not worried, but I will feel better when I see her here and understand her a little better and see how she is. So far she’s been delightful and interested and has ideas and thoughts about the role and is motivated.”
Barton’s last TV series, Beautiful Life, was cancelled after only two episodes in 2009. She has appeared in many television commercials and print advertising campaigns, including modelling for Calvin Klein, Bebe stores, Aeropostale and Neutrogena skin care products. She was among the Hollywood stars at AMFar’s Cinema Against AIDS gala at the recent Cannes Film Festival and was among celebrities in London last month at a party following the Champions League soccer game between Barcelona and Manchester United.
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