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Thursday, June 16, 2005

More details on filming for CBTD2

KMT supplies this:
Actor Steve Martin leads film crew to Stoney Lake
Jun 15, 2005
Lance Anderson

Film actor Steve Martin will walk the shores of Stoney Lake in a few weeks.

The building of sets is under way near Burleigh Island Lodge for Mr. Martin's new movie, Cheaper By The Dozen II, a sequel to the 2003 original.

The storyline follows the life of a family with 12 children. The sequel, to hit theatres next year, follows the family as they vacation at a cottage and end up in competition with another large family.

An impressive cast will appear in the movie, including Eugene Levy, Carmen Electra, Hilary Duff and Bonnie Hunt.

Phil Basciano, manager of Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes Tourism, has been working with location scouts since before April.

He provided information on the region, including possible locations suitable for the movie.

"The scouts came up and a month ago they said they were going to shoot up here for four to five weeks," says Mr. Basciano.

He says they've chosen an area within walking distance to Burleigh Island Lodge on Highway 28.

Mr. Basciano says crews are now building the cottage that will be used in the film.

Other filming will be done, says Mr. Basciano, at a studio in Toronto.

An estimated 100 local hotel rooms will be needed to accommodate film crew members. Mr. Martin will stay at a private cottage in the area while he is here, says Mr. Basciano.

Filming will take four to five weeks but Mr. Basciano doesn't expect a huge disruption for tourists who flock to the Burleigh Falls area in the summer.

"It probably won't hamper the attractions. It will probably create an interest," says Mr. Basciano.

"But the best part is that we are being looked at for movie locations."

This is the first movie to be filmed in Peterborough County this year.

Last year, the History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen was filmed locally along with Spirit Bear and The Ice Princess.


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