Los Angeles: “Unforgettable”, a film with an ensemble cast of veterans like Franco Nero, Joan Collins, Marisa Berenson, and Tippi Hedren along with Indian actress Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, will be shot in Jodhpur, India, next year. The film's American producer Karen G. Cadle says the movie will have an old-world vibe with an Indian overtone.
Cadle also noted that the mysterious, exotic and economical attributes made India a sought after shooting destination for her.
“We are shooting in Jodhpur. We have looked at the location and it is perfect. The shoot will start in January or February (2016) when the weather becomes pleasant. It will be shot in a heritage hotel, which will actually be the home of my male lead," Cadle told IANS at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim here.
Realising that "there aren't enough projects in the world for older actors", Cadle wrote the script for the English language film "Unforgettable".
Elaborating, she said: "The film will have an old movie vibe with Indian overtones. We picked India as we wanted someplace romantic, beautiful, a little mysterious, exotic and financially viable.”
She especially loves “the colours of India” and hopes that the film brings the country to the forefront a la Hollywood film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, which revolves around a group of retired people who come to India on a trip and get charmed by its rustic yet lively nature.
“I hope our film does for India what ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ did as that film really brought India under a new light. I want my film to do the same for India,” Cadle said.
"Unforgettable" is co-produced by Cadle along with Tantric Productions in Madrid, Spain.
She says the script has been tailored to be shot in India.
“I rewrote the script for India. It was originally set in Italy, but it turned out that it will work out better if we shoot in India, so I had to rewrite the whole script,” she said.
The cast is impressive too.
Nero, known for “Django” and “Letters to Juliet”; Collins, best remembered for “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas” and “The Bravados”; Berenson, credited for “Cabaret” and “Death in Venice”; and Hedren, best known for Alfred Hitchcock's “The Birds” will share the screen space in a movie which Cadle notes will run high on “comedy, drama and emotional” quotient.
The film is about an old filmmaker, who was once hugely popular in the US, but who fell on bad luck and had to leave the place after losing his fortune. He heads to India as his mother was an Indian and father an Italian.