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Independent film to be shot in Coeur d'Alene area this summer

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am

COEUR d'ALENE - An independent film with some big-name actors is scheduled to be shot in the Coeur d'Alene area in July and August.

The movie, titled "American Romance," is going to be a thriller in the style of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, who have made notable films "No Country For Old Men" and "Fargo."

"American Romance" producer Crawford Anderson-Dillon, of Hub Media, said Thursday, "We genuinely want it to feel like a community project."

He said part of the film's workforce will be made up of North Idaho professionals. Some will be tied to the local nonprofit organization Northwest Independent Film Video Entertainment Society, known as kNIFVES (pronounced "knives").

Anderson-Dillon and director Zackary Adler were in the Coeur d'Alene area last week scouting locations.

"This film has some extreme conflict and extraordinary characters," Adler said. He has directed other independent films, including "I'm Reed Fish," which came out in 2006.

Adler said North Idaho "blends itself very naturally to the world we want to create."

Anderson-Dillon, of London, is familiar with the Coeur d'Alene area because his mother has been living here for several years and he often visits. He said he had been keeping it in mind for a film.

The producer and director also are in the middle of the casting process in Los Angeles. There will be seven main characters in the film, and it will likely include some well-known actors, they said.

"American Romance" will be writer Wes Laurie's first produced script, Anderson-Dillon said.

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  • spock1497 posted at 11:07 am on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    spock1497 Posts: 10

    maybe I cam\n get a part in the movie even if its just a small part sitting in diner or something , I am retired and can do it anytime day or night

  • The Simple Truth posted at 4:47 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    The Simple Truth Posts: 563

    If it's accurate, it will make us look bad

  • aayupp posted at 10:48 pm on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    aayupp Posts: 319

    no country was great though as well as fargo. but in general i try not to support the movie industry after the past election results. maybe you can provide "knives" (pronounced knives) buck knives for props?

    oh these writers are special! the best way to read these articles is with several drinks.

  • IdahoJoey posted at 7:58 pm on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    IdahoJoey Posts: 344

    Quit sniping and complaining. They are bringing their money to spend here and will need to hire local extras and trades people to complete the work.

    Try saying 'thank you' instead. Maybe they will come back.

  • bionic man posted at 7:12 pm on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    bionic man Posts: 347

    The actors should be the Fab 4. They could really put on a " image." With them, at least their used to talking through both sides of their mouth.

  • arius1 posted at 12:40 pm on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    arius1 Posts: 957

    In the style of the Coen brothers, but not really them. And big name actors, really ? So who are the big name actors. What kind of reporting is that ?

  • j2 posted at 11:15 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    j2 Posts: 52

    ...A Coen film

  • j2 posted at 11:14 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    j2 Posts: 52

    A couple statements in the article makes me wonder if this is a good portrayal of our community and North Idaho.

    "This film has some extreme conflict and extraordinary characters,"
    Adler said North Idaho "blends itself very naturally to the world we want to create."

    From the national news coverage of late I cringe to think of Adlers impresion of North Idaho is shoe tappers in the mens room, baby slappers, skin heads and / or pedophile murderers.

    Lerts hope it isn't but since it's a Cohen film...

  • NoName posted at 7:31 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    NoName Posts: 253


  • voxpop posted at 5:51 am on Mon, Mar 25, 2013.

    voxpop Posts: 738

    Yup. Well known actors. Just like those who thrilled us in that well known classic, "I'm Reed Fish."

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