Thursday, July 28, 2005

Three Wise Guys Filming on Central

NOB HILL--I got a return call from the city Film Office. The filming today and tonight on Central Ave. is for an NBC Christmas special called Three Wise Guys. It will air November 20th. The Futon Critic has a plot summary and a lot of other information, but here is a teaser:
Tom Arnold (Best Damned Sports Show Period, Austin Powers), Judd Nelson (Suddenly Susan, The Breakfast Club), Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules, Married...With Children) and Nick Turturro (NYPD Blue, The Longest Yard) head an all-star cast of television veterans in this genre-bending takeoff on the traditional Christmas story. The cast also features Eddie McClintock (Crumbs, Friends), Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (She's All That, Nash Bridges), Arye Gross (Minority Report, Ellen) and WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper as the Pastor.
I read the above quote a little too fast the first time and mistook "genre-bending" for "gender-bending." And "Rowdy Roddy Piper as the Pastor" also stopped me. But maybe Samir, a professional wrestling expert, can tell me whether this is casting against type as much as it seems. What a cast!

Central will be closed until 10:00PM from Washington to Carlisle, except for the buses. The filming will continue around town for the next two weeks.

1 comment:

Samir said...

Piper as a Pastor? Even I can't figure that one out...