Flick Filmed In Baltimore Opens, But Fans Here Must Wait

August 21, 2009|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

"My One and Only," the Renee Zellweger movie filmed in and around Baltimore during the summer of 2008, opens in New York and Los Angeles today but as yet has no firm date set for its Charm City premiere.

A spokeswoman for the distributor, Freestyle Releasing, said the movie is scheduled to open in additional cities beginning Sept. 4, but no openings have been confirmed in the Baltimore-Washington area. Such limited initial releases are common for smaller films, especially those not released by mainstream studios.

The movie, inspired by incidents in the life of actor George Hamilton, stars Zellweger as Anne Devereaux, the flamboyant mother of two young boys. After she and their father separate, she hits the road, determined to find a new (and well-off) husband.

In addition to Zellweger, the movie stars Logan Lerman ("3:10 to Yuma") as her younger son, George. Potential suitors are played by Chris Noth ("Sex and the City"), Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace") and Steven Weber (TV's "Wings"); her ex-husband, Dan Devereaux, is played by Kevin Bacon. Richard Loncraine ("Wimbledon") directed, while the script was written by Charlie Peters, whose previous credits include another made-in-Baltimore movie, 1989's "Her Alibi," starring Tom Selleck and Paulina Porizkova.

"My One and Only" had its red-carpet premiere in New York on Tuesday. Zellweger, who showed up solo, dressed in an off-the-shoulder black dress by Carolina Herrera, said the best part of making the movie was "hanging out with my boys all summer," according to a report on the Web site aceshowbiz.com.

She also told the entertainment blog WENN that she took a post-film road trip with Lerman to Washington. "I turned into a mom somewhere between Baltimore and the White House," she said. "It was really hot and sunny, so I kept reaching into my purse for sunscreen and globbing it on his face."

Filming sites in Baltimore included Mount Vernon, the Spotlighters Theatre on St. Paul Street and the Oliver community. Scenes were also shot in Gunpowder Falls State Park and in the northern Baltimore County community of Upperco. In the movie, which is not set here, Baltimore stands in for such Eastern cities as Boston, New York and Pittsburgh.

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