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October 17, 2018

Filming for ‘Anastasia’ movie will take place in Newport beginning March 12th


Look for camera crews, actors, and actresses in Newport beginning March 12th in and around Newport.

Steve Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, made the following announcement on Facebook today that filming would take place in Newport for Anastasia,  an upcoming “live-action fantasy-adventure based on the legend of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova”;

ANASTASIA FILMING IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

The high-concept feature film version stars Emily Carey (Wonder Woman), Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of the Apes) and Brandon Routh (Legends of Tomorrow, Superman). Blake Harris writes and directs.

Set in 1917, the family film follows Anastasia Romanov, who escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988, befriended by a young American girl. Emily Carey (Wonder Woman) stars as the title character and Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of the Apes) plays Megan. Routh will portray Czar Nicholas, the Czar of Russia and the father of Princess Anastasia. Production began last summer in Lexington, KY with the young stars filming the 1988 portion of the film.

Shooting on the 1917 portion of the film will commence in March 12, 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island. The original concept for the story hails from Harris and Armando Gutierrez, who are producers on the project along with Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees and Bret Jones. 

 

Brandon Routh (via wikipedia)

According to IMDB, the film is in post-production and filming locations have included Louisville, Kentucky.

According to a January story on Variety, production for the film began last summer in Lexington, Ky., with filming the 1988 portion of the film with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller co-starring.

Brandon Routh has been set to star as Czar Nicholas in the upcoming live-action family film “Anastasia.”

He’ll portray the father of Anastasia in the re-imagining of the classic story in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988.

Routh, who appeared in “Superman Returns,” currently has a recurring role on “Arrow” and stars in “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Production began last summer in Lexington, Ky., with filming the 1988 portion of the film with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller co-starring. Shooting resumes in April on the 1917 portion of the film.

Producers on “Anastasia” are Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees, and Bret Jones. Blake Harris is directing  from his own screenplay, based on the concept from Gutierrez and Harris.

“Anastasia” marks the second production between Swen Group and Florida-based production company Conglomerate. Routh is repped by UTA and Main Title Entertainment.

Filming locations or length of time for filming have not been announced.

What’sUpNewp extended an invite to Steve Feinberg to speak about the film on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK today, Feinberg did reply and shared that he did not have availability to speak about the film today but did offer us a raincheck and hopes to speak with us about the film soon.

This story will be updated as more information is received.


 

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