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Jun 26th
06:30 pm
Something is not adding up here...  
Crew call info for the Bahrani pic, from the Chicago Film Office via OLV:
Production will be based outside Chicago in Dekalb, IL beginning principal photography approximately August 1st. Prep begins immediately.

Now clearly he can't be filming The Paperboy starting July 25th (as reported in Scene Weekly as well as the Louisiana Film Office website) and the Bahrani pic starting August 1. If SW and the LA Film Office are wrong and The Paperboy is still starting earlier in the month as other places have reported... even then I'm not sure they'd have enough time. Given how many scenes in both films his character is likely in, even if they frontload the schedule with his scenes in The Paperboy and push off his scenes in the Bahrani, he'd still probably have a conflict. This doesn't even allow for Bahrani's typical rehearsal approach.

Our greatest fear is that he had to drop Bahrani and the info just hasn't spread yet. There is possible support for this on the production company's facebook which shows upcoming projects including the Bahrani film but only lists Dennis Quaid in the cast. However, he is listed in the crew call (although the film office could have just picked that up from IMDB or a previous press release). Plus it was indicated previously that Zac was possibly a key to financing the deal. So if he dropped, I kind of would've thought that unless they had someone else interesting on tap (which you figure they'd announce asap), the project would've fallen apart... temporarily at least.

But it hasn't and both projects are definitely moving forward. We already knew they had begun casting for smaller roles for the Bahrani pic and now this crew call as well. And, on The Paperboy side, Lee Daniels is apparently already in New Orleans with pre-prod.

So what gives?

Did they clone him so he can be in two places at once? If so, I call the left-over clone when he's done filming.

Kidding aside, I have to be honest with the details out there, if it were my choice, I'd choose Bahrani.

ETA: i really don't want to be an alarmist but we've had a bad feeling about the scheduling for awhile. and it has just become worse and worse the more info we got.
 
 
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
btw... this is me when i read the olv post:



i have to use my dave gifs... i am in love with kevin kline rn... about two decades too late but c'est la vie.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
p.s. that is not kevin kline, in case you were thinking i have strange tastes.

p.p.s. though maybe some people think kevin kline is strange taste. idk.

Edited at 2011-06-27 01:33 am (UTC)
Isabelabelaserpa on June 27th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
but didn't olv say The Paperboy starts on July 5th?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
they did.

however that is in conflict with what scene weekly and the louisiana film office said. and also doesn't seem to fit with the schedule problems sofia vergara reportedly had where they pushed back production at least one week (though probably more).

but like i said, even if it is starting in a week, i'm still not sure that gives him enough time.

i mean, i really would love for them both to happen. so i hope somehow it works out. fingers crossed and holding my breath.
(no subject) - belaserpa on June 27th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Bee: Zac – CStC - ani - crying 1jeezbee on June 27th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
I've been fretting over the scheduling and driving ehs_wildcats nuts for a while now. I've expected The Paperboy to start early July so the timing would work for the Bahrani movie. When we learned about the 25 July start, I was afraid of him having to drop out.

I'm really hoping for a miracle that there is a way for him to do it but I'm not very optimistic at this point.

Which breaks my fangirl heart because this was the movie I was most excited for. And after I've read some parts of the script, I wanted him to do it even more... the role itself is really great. He would have gotten to do a lot of things nobody ever allowed him. It played totally against his type (which is fantastic) and it's a much more active role. Finally a multi-dimensional character which gave him a lot to work with. His character was a real badass and rebel (and he would have even gotten to race a car which I didn't expect initially for budget reasons at all; sure it's just a figure 8 race track and just a small tiny of the film but still).

I like The Paperboy but thought the Bahrani film was even better and wished he would have gone with the Bahrani movie instead if he had to drop one.

I'm going into a corner crying and hoping for a miracle now...

Edited at 2011-06-27 12:56 am (UTC)
redundancy is not elaboration: (ac) zac | single emo tearthelightisdim on June 27th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I don't think Paperboy is starting earlier since its July 25th date was the reason why Sofia dropped out so I'm positive that will be it.

They clearly say that principal photography for Bahrani's movie is supposed to start on August 1st so I really, really hope this won't happen and the movie will only start by the very end of August or September since The Paperboy is supposed to have a 6 weeks shooting.

Ugh. I really don't want Zac to have to drop out of any of these since he could learn so much from both... why the schedule conflict must be between two interesting movies?

And although I think the Bahrani project is better, i think The Paperboy will be sold easily so idek which one to pick. Sad times if he really has to pick one.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
lol what i didn't even address in the post was the fact that if robert 'zac's bff for <60 secs' hayes is correct that wb is considering releasing TLO earlier than people have been thinking (aka early 2012) that possibly means october (or god forbid september).

i considered this an extreme unknown though so i didn't bother complicating the post with it but it could be a second factor to the whole thing cause it would fuck up his filming availability even more than the paperboy delay.
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 27th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
OLV seems to think The Paperboy starts filming July 5th, and that was a more current article, so maybe he'll still have time to do both. I would really like to see Zac in both just because both movies are two completely different characters, so I really want to see Zac in those roles.

You would think since as of now both movies are a go for Zac, and filming for both is coming up, then that is what its going to be.
Bee: Zac – 4th July - in front of roadjeezbee on June 27th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Scene Weekly and the official Louisiana Film office are unfortunately much more realible sources than OLV.

Plus, there isn't enough pre-production activity happening for The Paperboy to start early July. I would have seen crew hirings etc by now if that was the case - but I didn't.
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annabelle83 on June 27th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Damn, I pray he can work out schedule to film both movies. Maybe he can join Bahrani crew later, like mid-, or late August? If they have to start the film this early just because of cornfields, how much of Zac is needed for farm scenes?

As for The Lucky One, I am also angry at Warner Brothers for not setting on a release date yet. But honestly, I have no idea why some people feel "threatened"(?) by its competitions. I mean, Nicholas Sparks + Zac Efron should be huge among female crowds, and the movie has quite nice storyline: A young soldier starting a journey to find a girl in a picture, sounds quite appealing to romance lovers. And his falling in love with a divorced mom with a crazy ex-husband, should attract lots of older females. My mom rarely goes to the movies anymore, but she'd totally take her friends to see it. I think TLO has plenty of box office potential so it can have previously-occupied release dates but can survive its competitions.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
i think tlo has box office potential but it's placement on the schedule has to be timed right to maximize that.

there are a lot of factors but mostly it is this... because its audience is limited to women mostly, you can't place it too close to any other female skewing movie - comedy or drama. people just won't go to the movies that often. how soon is too close depends on the size and quality of both the film and its competition.

since WB waited forever and ever to set a release date, other films have filled in available weekends. and now there really aren't any good holes until april for them to land on where they have both enough time to put together a decent marketing campaign and less competition for viewership.

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lilly4848lilly4848 on June 27th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
OMG. Reading all of this conflict stuff makes me want to throw up. I SO want Zac to have success. He deserves it. IMO, and even though did enjoy CSC, it could have been so much better if they had stayed truer to the book. Not Zac's fault. The only good thing that I see (and it made me jump up and down and do the happy dance) was that they are filming in DeKalb, home of Northern Illinois University. Go Huskies!! Now, I need to go visit the family in Chicago.
babytakemy_handbabytakemy_hand on June 27th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
Oh my goodnessssss I'm like 20 minutes from DeKalb!! I really hope this happens!! I ran around the house for about 5 minutes after reading the first line :))

I WILL NOT miss him like I missed Johnny Depp in Aurora when he filmed Public Enemies!

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The Writers Denmusewriter on June 27th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
I'm just really confused, tbh. We've known that he was on tap for both for awhile, and this scheduling conflict is just coming to light now? I would imagine he's known for awhile as well that there would be a conflict and I'm really surprised it hasn't been announced yet that he would need to drop out of the Bahrani pic if he really needs to do so.

And not that this is really all that relevant because I don't know what the weather in Illinois has been like (though I would assume not much different than here in Ohio) but in terms of planting for farm season, most stuff has been delayed due to the ground being too saturated to plant. I don't think that could save anything at this point in terms of Zac's involvement, but it's just a thought...
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 27th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
You would think that since it is so close to pre-production/production time for both movies then we would know whether or not Zac is going to drop one. I would like to think that since we haven't heard of him dropping one that its code for he's going to do both movies.
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The Writers Denmusewriter on June 27th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
Out in left field here, but is there any possibility he would drop the Paperboy in favor of the Bahrani? I know the cast seems to be more well known in the Paperboy but I was just curious...

I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that we've gotten no news about his plans...I would assume that if he was going to drop Bahrani they'd have to know so they can recast quickly, considering it will be July 1st in 5 days. And if he was going to drop out, why don't we know? It seems like the minute Sofia dropped the Paperboy there was news about her departure.