Shoeless Joe Comes to Leonard
|Dish Boggett ... er, D.B. Sweeney|
Ben Robinson, who's handling PR for the production company, says the movie's set to begin shooting for four weeks on March 8 and will indeed use a mostly local cast and crew rolling cameras "in and around Dallas," as well as up in Fannin County. Producers had considered shooting in New Mexico or Louisiana, but stuck with North Texas for various reasons: Writer-director Andrew Librizzi is a native Texan, and, says Robinson, Pathlight took advantage of the state's recently implemented incentive package that pays a little extra percentage-wise to productions that film in "an underutilized or economically distressed area of Texas." Says Robinson, "There are more incentives to shoot in small towns." Which sounds like a line out of a Jim Thompson novel, unless it films in Oklahoma.