Earlier than reported here, filming for “Summer at Dog Dave’s” began Thursday in Greenwood Lake. At center, pointing, is director Rob Reiner (“When Harry Met Sally,” “The Bucket List”). The film stars Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen.
Jim Moore, husband of Greenwood Lake Mayor Barbara Moore, is pulling an antique boat through the scene Reiner is directing in this photo. The film is taking place in the fictional Belle Isle Village, reason for the sign on the sidewalk.
“Summer at Dog Dave’s” will be filming in Greenwood Lake until Aug. 10.
Virginia Madsen is in talks to join Morgan Freeman in the cast of Summer At Dog Dave’s.
Virginia, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Sideways, and Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson are in negotiations to join the Rob Reiner film, Variety reports. Morgan Freeman has already signed up to play a disabled author whose drinking is hampering his ability to write.
Virginia is in line to play Morgan’s character’s new neighbour who inspires him to give up drinking, while Kenan might play the writer’s nephew. would make a turn as Freeman’s new neighbor, a single-mother of three who befriends the author and inspires him to, well you can probably guess the outcome (hint: he starts writing again).
Virginia Madsen recently co-starred in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Red Riding Hood” and signed on to produce Hardwicke’s adaptation of “The Bitch Posse” through her shingle Title IX, which optioned Martha O’Connor’s book.
Production is scheduled to start this July in Greenwood Lake, NY and to be released in 2012.
Virginia Madsen is featured in a video for “Funny or Die” titled “Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen”. You can now find 174 HQ captures at the gallery from this video and you can also watch it below! On the video, you can see Steve and Linda’s marriage is falling apart. But Virginia Madsen has a bigger issue to deal with. Enjoy!
Virginia Madsen wrote a blog entry for The Daily Love: “Sometimes we find ourselves depressed, stressed or discouraged – stuck in a dark place that seems impossible to escape, almost reflecting the last grey of winter before the seasonal changes that signal the dawn of springtime. It may be the simple everyday problems that build up over time or it can be something much larger and more serious that buries us in spirit. I believe negative energy is like stagnant air that needs but a window opened to shake it all out. Changing the energy within ourselves can affect the outward energy around us.
Try something new to excite, or wake up your inner self. Try yoga, cycling or raising your heart rate with a simple walk around the block. With simple “baby steps” we can transform our own energy. By doing so we create momentum that can affect ourselves, and those around us. I think of this as a kind of “spring cleaning” of the body mind and spirit. Think of a summer vacation house, locked up and closed for the winter, being opened and cleaned out. How transformed the summer house becomes with the windows open and the cobwebs swept out. We too can spring clean ourselves and prepare for the seasonal changes that will renew our lives.
Open your doors and windows, dust things off and shed your winter blues. The time is now. Spring has sprung. Prepare to embrace the sun and start anew.
You may be surprised at what blooms within you.”
East Coast Independent Film has started a new program at UConn that helps independent filmmakers find an audience. This is the second screening of a Connecticut made film for this new “Screening & Talk Back Program” started by “East Coast Independent Film” director Alexander J. Andriulli.
On Monday, March 28, from 6-9 p.m., there will be a screening of the Connecticut-made independent film “Being Michael Madsen” which features the actors Michael Madsen, Virginia Madsen, and Daryl Hannah at the UConn Student Union Theater. This event will be open to the public.
The program is hosted by the UConn student union body of government film committee. Purpose for this program: To help generate tangible growth for the film industry on the East Coast. This program is similar to what a major film studio would do to help promote its upcoming films. It connects the filmmakers to college students who can help spread the word about their film, which gives the filmmakers access to a larger audience. The more revenue the company makes the more likely they are to make more projects here on the East Coast.