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The production unit for the latest Gwyneth Paltrow movie Possession, currently filming in Shepperton, have been searching for suitably academic-looking extras for a location shoot in Lincoln next week. 'We've been inundated with applications,' said a location publicist, 'I haven't even begun to sort through them!'
The fantastic response is probably due to the press release that went out for the shoot which told prospective applicants that, 'Gwyneth will be in all the scenes which we are shooting in Lincoln.' Maybe fans didn't stick around to read the proviso that said the filmmakers 'can't promise that the extras will be able to get close to her!'
Possession, which is based on the Booker prize-winning novel by AS Byatt and directed by Neil LaBute features Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart (last seen in Erin Brockovich) as two modern-day academics who discover a love affair between their respective objects of study which they, in turn, mirror. Early reports had Ralph Fiennes in the role opposite Paltrow, but that seems unlikely given his current stage commitments.
Paltrow Possession Pics
Principal photography began last week on Possession and Empire Online managed to get our hands on some pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow on the set in Lincoln.
The film, directed by Neil LaBute, began filming on location at the University of Lincoln and Humberside's campus last week, with a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Ehle, Toby Stephens and Tom Hollander.
Once again, Paltrow puts on a British accent to play Maud, an academic who falls in love with an American scholar, played by Aaron Eckhart. Gwyneth is expected to be filming for the next 11 weeks in Shepperton and at various locations in Yorkshire.
From Empire Online 22/08/2000 & 04/09/2000
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