Route 66 News

Upcoming film set along Route 66

An upcoming independent film titled “The Frontier,” starring Kelly Lynch of “Magic City” and “The Drugstore Cowboy” and Jim Beaver of “Deadwood,” will take place in a motel along Route 66, reported Deadline Hollywood.

Pic is set in 1974 along Route 66 and centers on a desperate woman on the run from the law who takes a job at a remote desert motel. She soon discovers the motel’s patrons are rendezvousing after a large robbery, and deciding she has nothing to lose, hatches a plan to steal their loot.

According to the website, filming began Saturday in Lancaster, Calif., about 70 miles west of the real Route 66 town of Barstow in the Antelope Valley.

This will be Oren Shai‘s first directed film; he also is co-writer of the screenplay and has earned acclaim as a film writer and as short-film maker in his native Israel. Dana Lustig is producing.

Shai also has posted some details about the film’s shooting from his Twitter account.




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