Liam Hemsworth’s ‘Cut Bank’ Starts Shooting

Liam Hemsworth

Malkovich, Thornton, Palmer also starring

Liam Hemsworth of “The Hunger Games” has replaced Armie Hammer in the lead of Matt Shakman’s “Cut Bank,” which has started shooting in the Canadian city of Edmonton — which is helping to finance the project.

Hemsworth portrays an athlete turned auto mechanic, who dreams of getting out of Cut Bank, Montana. Hammer had been attached to play the role when the project was announced last year.

John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Teresa Palmer, Bruce Dern and Michael Stuhlbarg are also in the cast. Ben Kingsley and Michael Sheen were in the original cast when the project was announced last year.

Shakman, whose TV credits include “Mad Men,” is making his feature helming debut from Robert Patino’s script, which was on the 2009 Black List.

“Cut Bank” is produced by Laura Rister, Edward Zwick, Dan Cohen and Mickey Barold. Kilburn Media is financing along with the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. Kilburn’s Mark Manuel and Ted O’Neal are overseeing production for the financiers.

WME and Untitled Entertainment are co-representing domestic rights. Canada’s eOne will distribute Cut Bank in that country and represents the film for international sales.

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  1. yeah says:

    Look who is financing the movie, the city the movie us being filmed in. That is why it’s not being filmed in Cut bank.

  2. Resa Pittman says:

    Besides being about 200 miles to the north, Edmonton and Cut Bank are not the same. Why isn’t it being shot in Cut Bank?

    Probably NOT a film I will see simply for it NOT being authentic. Can’t even film it in the vicinity. What a load.

  3. I grew up in Cut Bank, a small town of 3.500 people or so in the 1950’s. Why doesn’t the film industry get with the program and spend it’s project money in the USA? I know it may be less expensive in Canada, but it’s time we make clothes, films, etc. in the USA. Just my opinion.

  4. Cynthia Nielson says:

    This is so cool! Born in Cut Bank, great place for a kid to grow up. Live in Spokane WA now and ready to go back to where I feel is home. Thank you. Cant wait to see the film! My Ancestry goes way back. My grandpa Harry Alex worked on the oil rigs. My Aunt had a bar. My mom had a deli and recently my sister manages the Best Western in nearby Browning yet lives still in Cut Bank .

  5. Steve Zimmerman says:

    I live in cut bank Mt. Why didnt they just film the movie in cut bank?? Cut bank is a small town. How will cut bank be betrayed in the movie? As a big city or small town. Hope they will be somewhat accurate with the land marks structure.

  6. Honour Nelson says:

    Is Michael Sheen still in it?

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