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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Filming begins on rocketbelt caper story

We have exciting news for all you film enthusiasts out there - the film that Stu mentioned a few weeks ago based on the rocketbelt caper story began filming on the 1st of August in New Jersey, USA. The film is called Pretty Bird, which was the nickname for the Rocketbelt 2000. The movie's star and producer is Paul Giamatti, who also starred in Sideways and American Splendour.

Paul Giamatti

The film has slightly fictionalised the true story told in Tonto's forthcoming non-fiction book The Rocketbelt Caper. In the movie, three friends - Curt, Rick and Kenny - successfully build a rocketbelt, only for jealousy and distrust to turn the men against one another. The film also stars British actress Emily Mortimer, who was in Notting Hill and Number 13, Garret Dillahunt, who was in Deadwood and ER and lastly Billy Crudup who was in Almost Famous and Watchmen. You can check out audition and plot summary details by searching for "Pretty Bird" here. The Tonto book, The Rocketbelt Caper, will be released on 3rd September 2007.

By Marianne.

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