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Bacall, Molina & More Cast in New Indie Film 'Carmel'

Variety is reporting that production begins this week on a new independent film, Carmel, featuring Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Dina Eastwood, Hayden Panettiere and John Hutcherson. 

The film, which is being shot in Carmel, California is said be a drama about art forgery, with a script by Carlos de los Rios, and is being directed and produced by Lawrence Roeck. 

The film centers around Joshua Mason, a 15 year old art prodigy who is abandoned by his drug-addicted mother in an unfamiliar town. Left alone, he is lost, scared and angry. Looking for shelter, he gets in trouble with the police, and is offered a deal he can't refuse. Taken in by a crooked art dealer, he gets involved in the elusive world of international art forgery. 

At the same time, he begins to discover the nature of his own artistic talent when he's befriended by a reclusive artist with a hidden past. He begins to taste the lure of the easy money associated with art forger, but the demons of his past threaten to destroy him. 

Roeck's previous credits include The Search for Mountain Jimm and The Badlands for RPG films. He won an 2005 Edgar Kennedy Award for excellence in television production as well. 


Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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