Hollywood star Uma Thurman looks set to visit Las Palmas in early December, having just been signed to starin the production Down a Dark Hall. Thurman joins some of the globally renowned actors who have shot films here in recent years including Shirley MacLaine and Brad Pitt. This latest production directed by Rodrigo Cortes and produced by Canarian Adrian Guerra is set to land on Gran Canaria in the first week of December.
Thurman joins a cast which already includes Anna Sophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Rosie Day , Kirsty Mitchell, Noah Silver, Victoria Moroles, Taylor Russell and Jim Sturgeon. The whole cast will be filming in the island’s capital, in Las Palmas, and this shoot is planned to be mostly indoors.
Two of the most famous productions to have shot here recently are due for release this month, with Shirley Maclaine, Demi Moore, Jessica Lange and Billy Connolly’s Wild Oats (Como Reinas in Spain) due out on the 17th and Brad Pitt starring alongside Marion Coutillard in Allied due out the following week.
In recent years the Canary Islands Film Commission have worked hard with the organisation ZEC (Zona Especial Canaria) to promote significant tax incentives and support for the development of productions in the Canary Islands .
Down a Dark Hall is a thriller with supernatural elements and a gothic atmosphere. It is to be aimed at a teenage audience and is an adaptation of a book by Lois Duncan , who died last June, who also wrote the famous I Know What You Did Last Summer, which too was adapted to film.
Down a Dark Hall was first published in 1974. The film tells the story of Kit Gordy, a troubled teen entering Blackwood boarding school, a mysterious school for girls where she makes some grisly discoveries. The film stars AnnaSophia Robb, who also appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton, 2005).
Allied , shot in Gran Canaria with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard had its first premiere in Los Angeles. The film will be released on November 23 in US theaters and a day later will in Gran Canaria.