#SPOTTED: ADRIANNE PALICKI IN TORONTO FOR “DR. CABBIE”
Although filming has wrapped for hilarious-looking new Comedy Dr. Cabbie (formerly Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running) one of its Stars was still spotted in-town earlier today after a grueling week which saw lengthy overnight shoots. The stunning Adrianne Palicki was spotted walking her adorable Dog, Olly earlier today, casual and gorgeous in Tank Top and Sunglasses. Ever kind, the Rising Star stopped for a quick Snap and was absolutely lovely and gracious.
Television audiences will remember Palicki for her fantastic work as Tyra Collette on NBC‘s Friday Night Lights. Like many of her Co-Stars, her profile has been boosted significantly of late including a starring role in this year’s Box Office Hit G.I. Joe: Retaliation from Paramount Pictures.
Palicki stars in the Jean Francois Pouliot Film as the Love Interest of Deepak (Vinay Virmani), a young Indian Doctor who ventures to Canada, becoming a Local Hero merging both his Cab Driving and Medical Skills! There is even some Bollywood-style dancing in the Film. Amaze.
We spotted Big Bang Theory Star Kunal Nayyar also last week and he too stars in the Comedy! Local Celebrities Kardinal Offishall and KISS 92.5‘s Mocha even make Cameos!
Although it’s really pushing it, there are hopes this will premiere at TIFF if not this year, maybe next year?
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: KUNAL NAYYAR IN TORONTO FOR “DR. CABBIE’S METER’S RUNNING”
Everyone loves Rajesh! Kunal Nayyar is a bona fide Household name thanks to his starring role on CBS Hit Series The Big Bang Theory and Toronto has the honour of hosting him as he continues filming on upcoming Comedy, Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running. Starring alongside Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe) and Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), the Actor has been in Toronto this past month filming and wraps in just a couple days!
I spotted the Actor heading off to work earlier with his Crew, looking cool and casual.
See the Snap below:
TIFF 2014… or if they’re really quick, 2013, anyone?
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#FILMING: “LOVE, ROSIE”, “CARRIE” RE-SHOOTS, AMONG OTHER TITLES IN TORONTO
Finally, some life is breathed into Toronto’s Film Industry with a few exciting updates! Sam Claflin, whose star quickly is on the rise starring in upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, arrives in Toronto for a few days of shooting next month for Romantic-Comedy, Love, Rosie, based on the Novel by Ceceila Ahern. The Film centers around Best Friends Rosie and Alex who are separated after the latter’s Family relocates to America. Lily Collins, who has been in Toronto much of late for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and recent Re-shoots, also stars. Love, Rosie sees a 2014 release.
Pompeii from Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers, Resident Evil: Retribution) just began Production and will continue to film till July in the City. Several Game of Thrones Fans around Toronto have had to do a double-take after spotting Kit Harington. The Actor has been sporting lighter-coloured locks for the Film and confirmed to some Fans recently that he has met the entire Cast which includes Jared Harris (Mad Men), Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) already, who are scattered in separate parts of the City. Paz Vega (Spanglish) was recently added to the Cast along with Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix).
Those of you who like me are looking forward to Sony Pictures’ Carrie Remake will be excited to know that some of the Cast will be back in Toronto early May for a couple days to do Re-shoots for the Horror. In the meantime, several of the Cast Members have gone-on to do some great things. For one, Julianne Moore of course was just cast in David Cronenberg‘s Map to the Stars, set to film in L.A. reuniting that Director with Robert Pattinson. Gabriella Wilde filmed Squatters with Thomas Dekker (just in Toronto this week). Ansel Elgort who calls Carrie his first Movie ever, was cast in what sure is to be a Hit in Divergent alongside Shailene Woodley. Of course, its Star, Chloë Moretz filmed Kick-Ass 2 here in Toronto last Fall right after Carrie.
The Big Bang Theory Star Kunal Nayyar also just arrived in the City to film Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running starring Vinay Virmani (Breakaway) and Adrianne Palicki (G.I. JOE). The Cast have been in and around the City and last week were spotted in-and-around Bay x Wellesley filming and are expected here till late May.
In another bit of casting news, British Actor Max Beesley (Glitter, Hotel Babylon) has just been cast in USA Network‘s Hit Legal Series Suits and is expected to arrive in the City shortly to begin filming. Filming continues throughout the Summer into October.
(Photo credit: Lionsgate Films)
#FILMING: “DR. CABBIE’S METER’S RUNNING” BEGINS PRODUCTION IN TORONTO
Toronto officially welcomes another exciting new Production, this time with FirstTake Entertainment and Caramel Film‘s co-produced Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running. The Comedy, presented by Salman Khan Being Human Productions, features an eclectic Cast which includes: Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Adrianne Palicki (GI JOE), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Lillete Dubey (Monsoon Wedding), Mircea Monroe (Change Up), Rizwan Manji (Outsourced) and Chris Diamantopoulos (The Three Stooges).
The official Synopsis for Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running is below:
“An unemployed Doctor turned Cab Driver becomes a local Hero when he converts his Taxi into a Mobile Clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity. Dr. CABBIE disovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a Doctor turned Cabbie.”
Production, based in Mississauga, takes place between April 10, 2013 through May 19, 2013. eOne Films will be releasing.
Definitely one to keep a tab on possible to premiere at TIFF in the future?
In the meantime, you can follow Dr. Cabbie on Twitter here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)