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Tracking Shot July 2009: The Fighter, Your Highness and Vengeance: A Love Story

This July (2009), we are keeping tabs on Paul Scheuring’s Americanized remake of the German film Das Experiment, Trent Cooper’s third outing as a director with the comedy Father of Invention, David O. Russell puts Nailed behind to concentrate on The Fighter, Harold Becker starts filming Uma and Abigail in Michigan and David Gordon Green directs his second straight studio film in part of the U.K/Ireland.

IONCINEMA.com Tracking Shot

At the beginning of every month, IONCINEMA.com’s “Tracking Shot” features a half dozen projects or so that are moments away from lensing and that we feel are worth signaling out. This July (2009), we are keeping tabs on Paul Scheuring‘s Americanized remake of the German film Das Experiment, Trent Cooper‘s third outing as a director with the comedy Father of Invention, David O. Russell puts the Nailed mess behind him to concentrate on The Fighter, Harold Becker starts filming Uma and Abigail in Michigan and David Gordon Green directs his second straight studio film in parts of the U.K/Ireland.

*The Experiment
Director & Screenwriter: Paul Scheuring
Producer(s): Marty Adelstein, Jeanette Buerling , Bill Johnson, Maggie Monteith, Dawn Parouse
Cast: Cam Gigandet, Elijah Wood, Adrien Brody , Forest Whitaker
Filming in Iowa.

*Father of Invention
Director: Trent Cooper – Screenwriter: Cooper, Jonathan D. Krane, N. Beattie Rapaport
Producer(s): Ken Barbet, Dana Brunetti, Jonathan D. Krane, Jason Sciavicco, Kevin Spacey
Cast: Heather Graham,Camilla Belle, Spacey, Johnny Knoxville , Craig Robinson
Filming in New Orleans.

*The Fighter
Director: David O. Russell – Screenwriter: Paul Attanasio and Lewis Colick
Producer(s): Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Paul Tamasy
Cast: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
Filming in Massachusetts.

*Vengeance: A Love Story
Director: Harold Becker – Screenwriter: John Mankiewicz
Producer: Michael Mendelsohn
Cast: Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abigail Breslin
Filming in Michigan.

*Your Highness
Director: David Gordon Green – Screenwriter: Danny McBride & Ben Best
Producer: Scott Stuber (The Wolf Man)
Cast: Nathalie Portman, James Franco, Danny McBride
Filming in the U.K.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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