Thursday, January 21, 2010

The 'Talk Soup' guy in Hopkins?

Er, we mean Oscar-nominated actor Greg Kinnear AND Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin will apparently be in Minnesota (Hopkins specifically) within the next few weeks to start production on the dark comedy, The Convincer. Bring Me The News Facebooked a link to this article which said "Members of the production team scouted locations in Hopkins in November. Producers were looking for spots such as a "run-down" insurance office overlooking a parking lot, a real estate office and bank and credit union locations."

Sisters Jill and Karen Sprecher wrote the screenplay for The Convincer and Jill will direct the film. Their previous films include Clockwatchers and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. The film is being produced by Werc Werk Works and is scheduled to begin shooting in Downtown Hopkins within the next few weeks. The Convincer follows a desperate salesman in the Midwest whose scheme to get a hold of a rare violin leads to unforeseen consequences.

Submitted by @letoilemagazine

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