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OSCAR WINNER PATTY DUKE TO APPEAR ON “HAWAII FIVE-O”

OSCAR WINNER PATTY DUKE TO APPEAR ON “HAWAII FIVE-O”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV legend Patty Duke will guest star in a season 2 episode of Hawaii Five-0

 

 

She’ll portray an Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother of a murder victim…When the Five-0 team go to deliver the notification, they learn her condition has her believing that her adult son is actually still a child. For a while, the team shields her from the news, but ultimately she must confront her devastating loss…

 

 

Duke’s first TV series appearance was on Kraft Theatre in 1957 (Kraft Theatre) which later led to her namesake sitcom Patty Duke Show (1963-66). She guest starred on the original Five-0 in 1972 followed by shows like It Takes Two (1982), Hail to the Chief (1985) and Karen’s Song (1987). She won an Oscar at 16 for her starring role in The Miracle Worker and guest-starred on the original Hawaii in 1973…

 

 

 

 

 

Another guest star Billy Baldwin of the Baldwin brothers acting trio is in the current Five-0 episode being filmed…

 

 

 

 

WWII DRAMA HEADED TO OAHU

WWII DRAMA HEADED TO OAHU

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE   UPDATE   UPDATE   UPDATE   

 

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON TO DIRECT; JOAQUIN PHOENIX AND PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN TO STAR

 

 

 

 

 

Western Film Company executives are on Oahu scouting locations for a one or two day shooting of an as yet “UNTITLED WESTERN MOVIE” that it’s being called by the production company…The military themed feature will film on Oahu on Aug. 12 or and maybe another day…The film began production in Los Angeles June 13…The film’s original title was The Master…This is director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s (below) first trip behind the camera since There Will Be Blood…Western Film Company is using offices at Universal Studios in Los Angeles for this independent film…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix will star… As for the actresses, Anderson reportedly is considering Madisen Beaty (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) Amy Adams, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s Lena Endre and Laura Dern…

 

 

 

A major scene is “a contemplated moment on a debris strewn beach with a large bonfire in the aftermath of a  military battle.” Haleiwa’s Police Beach is being favored for the shot…

 

 

The Weinstein Company has worldwide distribution rights to the untitled film …Budget is “around $35 million,” Hawaii production sources said…

 

Hoffman, the film’s only actor coming to Hawaii for the shoot, stars as a man who returns to the United States after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls…A June article about the film calls it “A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man”…

 

 

Hoffman’s character is named Lancaster Dodd; Phoenix’s character is Freddie Sutton…

 

One hundred to 150 extras will be hired. An open casting led by Margaret Doversola is Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the second floor Aloha Lounge at Aloha Tower Marketplace…SAG members and non union positions are available…Bring a snapshot….Producers need caucasian looking 18-25 year olds, slender and fit to most accurately portray thinner, younger men who are  more representative of the 1944 era….Real military men are welcome. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED…Pictures will be taken to send to Los Angeles. The snapshot will remain attached to the individual’s file to be filled out that day…Any questions can be emailed to PhoenixFilmHawaiiCasting@gmail.com … SAG members and non union positions are available…

 

 

 

This will be director Anderson’s second filming in Hawaii…He shot part of the Adam Sandler starrer Punch-Drunk Love on Oahu…Hoffman was also in Punch-Drunk Love…The film is scheduled for a 2013 release…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like ABC’s The River series has delayed its first day of filming on Oahu from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29. According to ABC sources in Los Angeles, the first script isn’t done yet…

 

 

 

The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him…

 

 

Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann)…

 

 

The show is already in pre production at the Hawaii FIlm Studio…Several Hawaii sources said the primary set will be at the Whitmore Village site in Wahiawa, or possibly Kahana Valley…The Whitmore site was most recently used by ABC’s Off the Map series…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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