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Films beginning production this week :AMAZING...

<i> Compiled by David Pecchia</i>

Films beginning production this week :

AMAZING GRACE (Rastar). Shooting in Montana. A drama about a black pro basketball player, his agent and a 12-year-old girl. Complications arise when they’re the principals in an international incident also involving the President. Executive producer Roger Rothstein. Producer David Field. Director Michael Newell. Screenwriters Field and Ron Bass. Stars Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and Alex English. Distributor Tri-Star. Release date undetermined.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cannon Films). Shooting in Israel. Part of Cannon’s 15-part “Classic Movie Tales” series, this one deals with the beautiful woman and her somewhat unlikely relationship with a hideous creature. Executive producer Itzik Kol. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director Gene Marner. Screenwriter Carole Lucia Satrina. Stars John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay and Joanna Pacula. Release date undetermined.

CAUGHT (World Wide Pictures). Shooting in Holland and L.A. A religious mixture of truth and fiction when a young boy ventures to Amsterdam to find his father. Filmed footage of Billy Graham revival gatherings will be interspersed. Executive producer William F. Brown. Producer Jerry Ballew. Director James Collier. Stars John Shepherd. Spring release.

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