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"Nothing But the Truth" starring Matt Dillon, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, David Schwimmer and Vera Farmiga begins filming here in October. The plot, which is a political thriller I believe, has nothing to do with Memphis - it's set entirely in suburban D.C. But all scenes for it will be shot here, interestingly enough.

Lurie described "Nothing But the Truth" as "a local production" that will hire numerous Memphis-area residents as crew members, extras and supporting actors.

"I'm honestly convinced that much of my talent will be found not just within Tennessee but within Memphis," he said. "We will cast many parts out of Memphis, including a lot of speaking parts and some strong supporting parts."

He said he's not sure yet whether the film will host a public casting call.

Inspired in part by the "CIA leak case" involving outed agent Valerie Plame and New York Times reporter Judith Miller, "Nothing But the Truth" features the acclaimed Farmiga ("The Departed") as a CIA agent and Beckinsale ("Underworld") as a reporter who is jailed for refusing to give up her source.

the production company has established a Department of Revenue-approved, Tennessee-based headquarters in order to take advantage of the financial incentives established by the state legislature in 2006, which include combined rebates of up to 32 percent for "qualified spending" within the state.

The local production offices will be on Beale Street, in free space provided by district landlord John Elkington.

The production also will be the first to take advantage of a new program in which Memphis and Shelby County government will pay half the salaries of local residents who work on the film as trainees, in hopes of increasing the local crew base for future productions.

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Yeah, I saw that. Yet another coup for our fledgling entertainment industry.

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Yet another movie has bypassed Memphis for Louisiana, "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond".

BUT the consolation may be that it is set in Memphis, specifically in the Peabody Hotel. Crews are filming today in the Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, LA.

The movie, a Constellation Entertainment, LLC, production, is set in Memphis, Tenn., but is being filmed primarily in Baton Rouge, production supervisor Jonathan Lynch said.

"The setting is 1923, and we needed a hotel that could portray a hotel of that time period. (The Hotel Bentley) will be filmed as the Peabody Hotel in Memphis," Lynch said.

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That sucks. I wonder what kind of incentives sealed the deal? I bet Sittler's keeping score . . .

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Yet another movie has bypassed Memphis for Louisiana, "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond".

BUT the consolation may be that it is set in Memphis, specifically in the Peabody Hotel. Crews are filming today in the Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, LA.

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Interesting news there. It would be hard to confuse the two lobbies, though. Have they imported the ducks to Alexandria for the filming?

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Interesting news there. It would be hard to confuse the two lobbies, though. Have they imported the ducks to Alexandria for the filming?

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Interesting news there. It would be hard to confuse the two lobbies, though. Have they imported the ducks to Alexandria for the filming?

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