As reported, filming kicks off this week and filming is expected to take place in in Los Angeles, Santa Paula and Fillmore, California.
According to the VCStar.com, “the county of Ventura confirmed that a production company has taken out a film permit for Thursday (5.20)” and “on Sunday (5.16), circus trains and wagons painted with the words “Benzini Bros. Most Spectacular Show on Earth,” (the circus in book the movie is based on) were spotted in the [Fillmore’s] downtown.”
“The Fillmore Film Commission dated April 7, noted that a ‘large production called ‘Water for Elephants’ is planned to be shot in the area. The production will go on for approximately 30 days’.”
“On Monday, Ventura County senior planner Becky Linder confirmed that a production company has taken out a film permit to start shooting “Jerry Novak’s Big Adventure” in Fillmore and “other locations around the county” on Thursday.”
“Fillmore’s Patrick Maynard (film permit coordinator) did reveal that the city had rented a parking lot at Santa Clara and Mountain View streets to a company for a production called Jerry Novak’s Big Adventure.”
“On Sunday (5.16), at the Santa Clara and Mountain View site, a dirt lot near the tracks of the Fillmore & Western Railway Co., a large rental fence had been erected with a black covering around it. A look inside a crack in the gate revealed more than 10 red, yellow and orange boxy circus wagons, some with ornate decorations.”
•It looks like filming begins Thursday (5.20) in Fillmore, CA.
•The working title for the film seems to be “Jerry Novak’s Big Adventure.”
•Base camp for the movie is located at Santa Clara and Mountain View Streets in Fillmore, CA.
•One likely location will be the Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
•Oh, and Rob got a new haircut for the film.
Though the article VCStar states that the production will “last approximately 30 days”, one of our tipsters told us that May 27th, June 11th, June 21st and June 29th are among the days they will definitely be shooting in Fillmore.
So why is Water For Elephants such a big deal? It stars Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook and ROBERT PATTINSON. The movie is based on the book about a veterinary student who abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus.It is expected in theaters next year.
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[photo: VCStar Gallery]