Nashville, TN, October 3 – Cameras are rolling on an independent feature film this week in Music City. “The Identical” is a retro music driven drama written by Howie Klausner, writer of “Space Cowboys.”
Liotta (Field of Dreams, Goodfellas), Judd (Double Jeopardy, Dolphin Tale) Green (The Italian Job, Without a Paddle) and Pantoliano (The Matrix, The Fugitive) have all signed on to the project. Producers believe the film's unique story attracted them to the movie.
“We're so excited to work with such a talented group of all-stars,” says Executive Producer Yochanan Marcellino. “We've had a lot of interest in the film and will soon announce more additions to this amazing ensemble cast.”
The film follows the path of a musical family from the Be Bop 1950s through the Glam Rock 1970s. “It's a fictional story but one that is based on many key historical moments,” says Klausner. “I think anyone who lived through that time period will appreciate the evolution and history of Rock and Roll portrayed in this film.”
The film crew also includes a list of Hollywood veterans. Cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub (Independence Day, The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian), Producer Mark G. Mathis (Brick, Precious), Casting Director Mary Vernieu (Black Swan, Training Day), Costume Designer Karyn Wagner (The Notebook, The Green Mile) and Production Designer Keith Brian Burns (2 Fast 2 Furious, Hustle & Flow) have all signed on to work on the movie.
Music video award winner Dustin Marcellino will direct the film. In the spirit of a true family film, Dustin is Yochanan's son and grandson of legendary record producer Jerry Marcellino, best known for his work with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and other Motown artists. Jerry and Yochanan Marcellino are producing original music reflective of the time period for the movie.
Film locations include Music City's famed Grand Ole Opry House and War Memorial Auditorium. The film is the first for City of Peace Films, based in Nashville, and scheduled for release Fall 2013. Dustin Marcellino, Yochanan Marcellino and Howie Klausner are all Nashvillians.
Attention Editors: Executive Producer Yochanan Marcellino and Writer/Producer Howie Klausner are available for interviews.
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