Sunday, 16 September 2012

John Hannah: 'Ping Pong Summer' heads into production

Ping Pong Summer, a 1980s-set family beach comedy, begins principal photography on September 17 in Ocean City, Maryland. Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon stars alongside BAFTA-nominated John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral), screen veteran Lea Thompson (Back to the Future 1, 2 & 3, Caroline In The City), actress and author Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) and Robert Longstreet (Take Shelter, Pineapple Express, Ain't Them Bodies Saints). Filming is scheduled to wrap the final week of October.

The 1980s-set film follows a hip-hop and ping pong obsessed 13-year old from the Maryland suburbs on his long-awaited family beach vacation to Ocean City, where he encounters both a new best friend and a new worst enemy.Ping Pong Summer  is the third narrative feature film helmed by writer/director Michael Tully, who previously wrote and directed the Sundance Film Festival selection Septien (IFC/Sundance Selects), directed documentary and SxSW pick Silver Jew (Drag City), and directed the narrative feature Cocaine Angel (IndiePix), which was also a selection of the Rotterdam and SxSW Film Festivals. 

Additionally, the cast will be rounded out by six teenagers discovered during open casting calls that took place throughout the state of Maryland during the spring and summer of 2012. 

Read more at Movie City News

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