Shooting begins Tuesday on new film, 'That Night'

August 30, 1991|By Eric Siegel

Filming for "That Night," the first major motion picture to be shot in Maryland in nearly a year, is set to begin Tuesday in Baltimore County, off Reisterstown Road south of the Beltway.

A spokeswoman for the film would not specify the exact location, but said the crew will be in the state for about six weeks, shooting at other undisclosed sites in the Baltimore area as well as in Perryville for two days in early October. Another two weeks of filming will take place in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

"That Night," a coming-of-age story of a young girl, is based on a novel by Alice McDermott. It stars C. Thomas Howell, whose movie credits include "E.T.," "Red Dawn" and "Soul Man," Juliette Lewis ("My Stepmother is an Alien" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation") and newcomer Eliza Bushku.

The movie will use about a dozen area actors for speaking parts as well as several dozen extras, who are in the process of being selected by Central Casting, according to the spokeswoman. (She asked not to be identified, citing what she said were film industry policies against identifying publicists by name.)

She confirmed that the film has a $10 million-$15 million budget and a working crew of about 100, half of whom are local technicians.

"That Night" is being produced by Arnon Milchan and Llewellyn Wells and being written and directed by Craig Bolotin. It is tentatively scheduled for release next spring by Warner Bros.

The last feature film shot in Maryland was David Mamet's "Homicide," which wrapped up 10 weeks of filming in Baltimore last November and is scheduled for release Oct. 11.

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