Sharing Steve :: New Stuff
Monday, August 27, 2007
Steve returns to film in Boston around Labor Day
Their star is born (they hope)
By Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan | August 27, 2007
Like most of the more than 500 hopefuls at Boston Casting's open call for the Steve Martin movie "Pink Panther 2," Mitchell Crank went looking for a chance to ply his craft in Boston. The recent New England Institute of Art grad has already benefited from having more movies filming in town, including appearing in a scene with Kevin Spacey for the blackjack movie "21" and working for a few days on "The Great Debaters," the Denzel Washington-directed movie that filmed last month. Clark, who works as a waiter at Hamersley's Bistro in the South End, talked his colleague, manager Hillary Blank into going to Saturday's casting session. "They filmed 'Bachelor No. 2' right next door to us last week, so when this came up, I thought I would try," Blank told us. When "Pink Panther 2" starts filming in Boston after Labor Day, it will be the third major movie simultaneously shooting in town. (Dane Cook and Kate Hudson's "Bachelor No. 2" and "The Women," starring Meg Ryan and Annette Bening, have been filming for the last week.) And in other "Pink Panther" news, word out of Europe is that Oscar winner Helen Mirren is the latest star to be added to the flick currently filming in Paris.