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Jul 15th
04:58 pm
Video from Bahrani set today  
From KCCI Des Moines:

Also this:
"It's controlled chaos here at Iowa Speedway this weekend. We've been working on this project just over a month and actually got the go-ahead less than 10 days ago or 11 days ago. So now, we have to squeeze a lot in the next 48 hours because most of the film that's shot here is going to be done today and tomorrow when the race fans are in the grandstands," said Jerry Jauron, Iowa Speedway president.

Actors Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid are at the racetrack to tape scenes for a new, as-yet untitled racing movie.

"This is big stuff. You got A-list Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid right here at the Iowa Speedway. Chance of a lifetime to be part of a movie," said Jauron.

Describing it as real-life clearly demonstrates that though he's using big actors this time around, Bahrani is still very much working in his neo-realist style.

There is another rather grainy pic here, but the video is cooler so just posting that.

Also the Iowa Speedway designer and part owner Rusty Wallace speaks a bit about filming here. From this I get that the filming is during the ARCA stock car race during the afternoon and is actually going to be on Speed Network (which I may or may not get, lol) so idk if they would have any coverage or mention the filming but it might be worth just keeping an ear on.
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on July 15th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
My favorite part of the video was seeing Zac sitting in the camera chair looking through the camera like he was the director. So cute.
butterflybee260: jimmy blinkbutterflybee260 on July 15th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)

So what is this movie actually about? I've only heard vague plot lines, like what's the conflict, expected rating, etc?
Bee: Zac – CStC - lying in bedjeezbee on July 15th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
The movie is about a seed-seller in Iowa (Henry played by Dennis Quaid) who is trying very agressively to expand his business. He hopes to pass on the business to his oldest son but he fled the farm and so now he wants his younger and rebellious son Dean (played by Zac) to take over. Dean isn't interested in the seed-selling business but wants to become a race car driver instead. When Henry gets in trouble with the farm business and Dean runs into problems with his racing dreams, they become closer again.

It should be said though that this is not a nice harmless family drama. It's gritty and brutally honest. There is absolutely no sugarcoating of their actions or characters. And unless they threw the entire script out in the last 2 weeks, this movie will be R-rated.

Edited at 2011-07-15 11:53 pm (UTC)
butterflybee260: Danybutterflybee260 on July 15th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)

Hm. Sounds...well it doesn't sound interesting enough to be rated R/so gritty just from the plot, but I guess if it's character driven it would make more sense. I'm excited!
Bee: Zac – 4th July - in front of roadjeezbee on July 16th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
The movie is very R-rated through and through. Obviously there is more to the movie than I said above but that would be spoiling everything.

Let's just say several illegal and unethical things happen along the way. Plus, the tone is fairly vulgar throughout.

Edited at 2011-07-16 12:04 am (UTC)
butterflybee260: heart lightsbutterflybee260 on July 16th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)

Ah okay, that makes more sense.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on July 16th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh dear, I read that as "speed seller" as in drugs and was like UM, WHAT?

Here's hoping the grit is deep and the rating is higher than PG-13 (nothing wrong with PG-13, but I like cursing and adult content every now and then).
lilly4848lilly4848 on July 16th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
OMFG!! He looks SO good in that. I can't stand it.