Friday, October 23, 2009
What happened to 'Goree Girls'?
The Jennifer Aniston-produced film (she'd also star) Goree Girls about an all-female country band formed in a Texas prison in the 1940s who went on to fame and pardons for their crimes showed some promise of being shot in the Lone Star State, with a script from John Lee Hancock (The Alamo, The Rookie) and a financing team that is also behind Robert Rodriguez's Machete. Oh, and it's based on a Texas Monthly article. Recently film director Michael Sucsy said Aniston will be singing in the film, a clear sign the project isn't dead.
But with a January 2010 filming date supposedly set and Gerard Butler rumored to be in line for a role, there is no indication that it will shoot here or where it will shoot. It's dropped off the radar of the Texas Film Commission. Anyone have any ideas?
Meanwhile there is some word of a cable series potentially looking at a Dallas shoot, and Houston is being looked at for the largest film to shoot there since 1997's Arlington Road. Don't expect much in the way of major filming activity in Texas beyond the currently filming television series The Deep End (with Adam Arkin directly some early episodes) until the new year.