Here are some posts about filming today. Apparently they are in a place called Shabbona and the heat has been rough.
D: D: Apparently it is only 95 but the heat index makes it feel like 104.
These weren't used today but this is a cool thing to see from this FX pro:
The Northern Star, 'The stars make their way into DeKalb County'
Armstrong said the bureau has been involved in the film since early spring, after they landed the deal.
"We showed them all over the county," Armstrong said. "They came to us and gave us scenarios. They said they needed corn, [and] they needed a farm. We tried to match up what was in the county with the script and point them in the right direction."
Armstrong also mentioned that the director and his crew looked at Iowa as well, but ended up choosing DeKalb County.
"We did a lot of research in finding where to film in Illinois," said Killer Films Producer Pamela Koffler. "We had a specific vision for what the community should look like. The county was perfect and creatively appropriate for what we had in mind."
Both Koffler and Armstrong said they could not to give out details about the movie, nor the filming locations, as the movie was not a studio production, had a limited time line and did not have the budget for crowd control...
Koffler said the location will be given out in time.
"Right now they haven't started yet and we want to avoid unwanted attention, but I'm sure there will be a community outreach for scenes in the movie where they will be needing extras," Koffler said.
Jim Allen, executive director of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce, said there has been a lot of traffic already.
"They've been coming in a steady stream," Allen said.
Publicists for Efron and Quaid both declined to comment, saying they would be available for interviews when the movie comes out. Koffler said she doesn't know when the film will be released, but that making the movie will take about a year.
Since it got picked up by a few major sources, including People, I'll go ahead and post some stuff about what he did with his Sunday evening off...
From Chicago Tribune:
Zac Efron dined with a party of 8 at Japonais Sunday.
From Chicago Sun Times:
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Zac Efron — currently filming “Heartland” with Dennis Quaid in Iowa (and later in our area) — slipped into Sunda for a quick drink with friends before heading over to the Underground.
From People Mag:
Zac Efron had anything but a quiet Sunday night in Chicago: after a late dinner, the actor stopped in for a drink by the bar at Sunda before heading over to the Underground for the club's weekly dance party. Efron held court at a table near the deejay booth – but soon moved to the dance floor, where he got down to a five-minute medley of Michael Jackson tunes spun by DJ Rock City.
His niceness was noted:
As was his Dougie-ing: