31 March 2009

movie filmed at the hotel bentley likely wont be theatrically released

the recent lifetime movie network broadcast of nora robert's "midnight bayou," which was filmed in october 2008 at oak alley plantation, in vacherie, louisiana, got us to thinking about whatever happened with the film "the loss of a teardrop diamond," that had some scenes lensed in september 2007 at alexandria, louisiana's historic hotel bentley.

so we looked it up at the internet movie database, where a message board commenter directed us to a february 2009, the advocate interview with one of the film's stars, chris evans.

the interviewer, brandon voss, asked mr. evans about the film:

What’s the status of your Tennessee Williams film The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond about a 1920’s Memphis debutante?

We took it to the Toronto Film Festival looking for distribution, and it does not look like that’s going to happen. I don’t know if there’s really a market for a Tennessee Williams film. It would’ve been a tough film to distribute and make money back, so it’s probably going to remain in limbo and possibly come out one day on DVD.

Do you blame Lindsay Lohan, who was originally set to star before Bryce Dallas Howard took over?

[Laughs] No, not at all. To be honest, Bryce was phenomenal in the movie. It’s a shame that people won’t get to see her performance. ~ read the entire interview here.

05 september 2007 kalb news report about the filming