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The ’24′ movie will begin filming in April

by Christine on December 6, 2011 · 5 comments

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There has been a lot of speculation about if and when a 24 movie would happen, and now Deadline is reporting that it is definitely happening, and sooner rather than later.

According to the story, producers are planning on getting the film into production by April, as soon as Kiefer Sutherland wraps his current project, Touch.

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Even though word on the street has been that the 24 movie may be in jeopardy, Kiefer Sutherland seems confident its going to happen.

In a recent interview with Extra he confidently said, “we won’t start shooting for about eight months.”

He added that the script is still being written but he expects that it will continue to be a work-in-progress throughout the shoot. “It’s a very difficult thing to take something that you’ve done for eight years, almost 200 episodes, and try and find a story that’s going to be unique and yet service the history of the show as well. That is to be expected. So we start shooting hopefully by next December or January,” he added.

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- Jennifer Love Hewitt and her boyfriend Alex Beh will be in Chicago filming the coming-of-age indie flick Warren this spirng. Beh not only wrote the movie, but he’s also producing, directing and costarring in it along with Hewitt. [E!]

- The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, will have its world premiere in SXSW’s centerpiece slot March 16. [THR]

- Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on to star in the new CBS pilot Ringer about “a troubled young lass on the run from the mob. She assumes the life of her wealthy twin sister, only to find out that said sibling has a bounty on her head as well.” [ComingSoon]

- Glee’s Cory Monteith has been moonlighting on a film called Sisters and Brothers, which has been filming in Vancouver. The movie also stars Corey’s longtime friend Dustin Milligan. [Province]

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Kevin Smith released the first poster for Red State, which wrapped shooting in Los Angeles last Wednesday. Kevin explained on his blog that instead of having a pricey ad agency create the poster, it was designed by Melissa Bloom, who is the assistant of Jon Gordon, the movie’s producer. Knowing it was made “in-house” makes it even more interesting.  [Silent Bob Speaks]

Ghostbusters 3 may or may not begin filming (presumably in NYC) next spring. [Cinema Blend]

Looks like Breaking Dawn will shoot for four days in Brazil after all, and rumor has it the books’ author, Stephanie Meyer, will be tagging along with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for the honeymoon. [kstewartsource.com]

Tower Heist, the new Ben Stiller/Eddie Murphy movie which is currently filming in midtown Manhattan, will also shoot in the Bronx County Courthouse rotunda this month.  The movie is about the manager of a posh Manhattan residence who leads a team of building workers in a heist to steal their money back from a Ponzi schemer. [NY Daily News]

Francis Ford Coppola has “secretly” started shooting a new movie, Twixt Now and Sunrise, on his property in the Napa Valley. The movie stars Val Kilmer as a horror novelist. Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern also star. [Latino Review]

Even though there’s still no word on whether or not Glee will film in NYC this season, one of its stars may be coming to the Big Apple  any way. Lea Michele is in talks to star in New Year’s Eve, the follow up to Valentine’s Day, which will be shot in NYC. [AcesShowBiz.com]

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Yesterday, 20th Century Fox issued a statement that explained production on 24 had been temporarily suspended while the show’s star, Kiefer Sutherland, “undergoes a medical procedure.”

Kiefer is scheduled to have a minor surgery after rupturing a cyst near his kidney. According to USA Today, “the cyst ruptured while the actor, 43, was working earlier last week, but 24 production continued without its main star until Friday.”

Kiefer’s publicist, Evelyn Karamanos, said in a statement that “While Kiefer Sutherland is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and Fox decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps. He looks forward to returning to work next week.”

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