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Thursday, April 28, 2005
Look out, Toronto, Here's your chance to see Steve
The Toronto Sun
April 28, 2005 Thursday
ENTERTAINMENT; Hollywood North; Pg. 73
MOVIE PRODUCTIONS ... BY THE DOZEN SLATED FOR TORONTO
BY JIM SLOTEK
I ASSUME it would be cheaper to shoot movies here by the dozen. More importantly, it's still cheaper than L.A., judging by the sudden influx of features and TV movies filming in T.O. this summer.
Credit a Canadian dollar that seems to have finally leveled off at about the 80 cents U.S. mark, the new beefed-up Ontario tax credits and studios that have offered discounts to bring the Hollywood business back.
For starters, add Steve Martin and Tim Allen to a list of visiting stars that already includes Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Michael Douglas, Sigourney Weaver, Milla Jovovich and Antonio Banderas.
Martin -- who I don't believe has ever shot in this city -- will be here from June to September on Cheaper By The Dozen 2, which will reunite him with Bonnie Hunt as parents of a brood of 12 kids. In this version, the gang of 14 head off on a wacky vacation. Sounds familiar (koff... Chevy Chase... koff).
For the record, Martin has done only one other sequel in his entire career -- Father Of The Bride 2.
Don't look for Ashton Kutcher this time around (he was just the boyfriend in the original after all), and Hilary Duff may be unlikely to return as well.