Producer Ron Howard and director Gus Van Sant are filming RESTLESS in Portland, Oregon currently. One of the locations they chosen for filming is my own Clinton Market, which is nearly 100 years old. Clinton Market will be the location for a key scene involving the first kiss by 20 year old Australian actress Mia Wasikowska. Wasikowska will play a 16 year old girl who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness who falls in love with an off-beat boy who likes to attend funerals. Under the production of Ron Howard, the film should prove to be a major feature.
The quirky screen writer for RESTLESS is Jason Lew. This is his first major film. However, it is a great sign of faith that two giants of film like Ron Howard and Gus Van Sant have enough confidence in his script to bring it to film. The script just might prove off-beat enough to have appeal as a great film.
RESTLESS should wrap up filming sometime in December. Look for it at theaters sometime next year.