Monday, June 17, 2024

Super Scientologists Seek Colorado Tax Breaks to Shoot Golf Movie


Super Scientologists Anne Archer (“Fatal Attraction”) and husband Terry Jastrow have put out a casting call for a movie he’s written and will direct, and she will co-produce. “The Squeeze” has something to do with golf and Jastrow’s devotion to the game. The Jastrows are co-producing with photographer Michael Doven, one time assistant to and still bff to one Tom Cruise.

Archer is the mother of Tommy Davis, who has been Scientology’s spokesman and celebrity wrangler for many years. But Davis and his wife, Jessica Feshbach– Katie Holmes’s Scientology monitor when she was first with Cruise–have become very low profile in the last couple of years.

The Jastrows recently sought tax breaks to shoot the $3 million movie in Colorado. They describe the movie as a combination of “Tin Cup” and “Caddyshack.”

TheĀ  storyline sounds like you’ve seen this movie before: “AUGIE, a talented young golfer who’s never been outside his small Southern rural town, is recruited by RIVERBOAT, a smooth talking gambling addict, to head to Vegas to make some serious cash. He soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly gameĀ  of one upmanship between Riverboat and JIMMY DIAMONDS, a mobster who’s rather kill than lose a wager…”

Jeremy Sumpter has been cast as Augie. Who will play Riverboat and Jimmy? How about Jason Lee and John Travolta? Hmmm….And Kirstie Alley as the crusty owner of the local saloon…”The Squeeze” shoots in Durango, Colorado beginning October 1st…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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