NEW: Ruffalo, Saldana to Film in Providence
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Rhode Island Film & TV Office has announced that INFINITELY POLAR BEAR, an independent feature film, has begun "principal photography" in Rhode Island.
Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, The Kids are Alright) and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) will star in the drama, which is set in 1978 and focuses on a bi-polar father trying to take care of his two young daughters while his wife tries to get her MBA. Amidst wild mood swings and unique challenges, the four of them manage to figure out a new and unconventional way to be a family.
INFINITELY POLAR BEAR was written and being directed by Maya Forbes (Monsters vs Aliens, Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Paper Street Films (Detachment, Happythankyoumoreplease), Park Pictures (Robot and Frank) and Bad Robot (Star Trek, Super 8) are producing. Shooting will occur for approximately six weeks in and around Providence.
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office, said, “Due to the leadership of the Governor and General Assembly, we are delighted to be able to host INFINITELY POLAR BEAR in our beautiful Ocean State. I was completely charmed by the heart-warming, cleverly written script and am certain Rhode Island will provide the perfect visual backdrop for this special tale. We look forward to helping Maya and her highly talented team of professionals maximize their potential while promoting the best of Rhode Island.”
Director Maya Forbes added, “We are thrilled to be shooting in Rhode Island. From the people to the locations to the food, we are having an amazing experience. We've got big love for Little Rhody!"
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras added, “I am pleased to welcome the cast and crew of INFINITELY POLAR BEAR to Providence. Our City is not only a beautiful and historic setting for filmmaking, but also offers world-class restaurants and attractions for the crew to enjoy during their time in Rhode Island’s capital.”
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is a government agency under the umbrella of the State of Rhode Island Department of Administration.
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