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Carla Gugino (Entourage) has joined the cast of Watchmen, Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the DC Comics limited series that is tentatively set to shoot in Vancouver beginning mid-September. Gugino joins Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman in the Zack Snyder-helmed movie, which is set in an alternate America that has passed a law banning costumed crimefighters. When one is murdered, the remaining members set out to solve the mystery.
Anyone who remembers the 2005 series Threshold won’t be surprised at Gugino’s continuing success. Her deft portrayal of the cerebral yet beautiful Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey in the short lived — and prematurely axed — CBS skein met with much critical acclaim. Gugino was last in Vancouver in 2006 to film Night At The Museum, and will next be seen in American Gangster opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
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The Showtime series The L Word shot scenes at the Metropolitan Hotel on Howe Street between Dunsmuir and Georgia last Tuesday, then relocated to film outside Vancouver’s impressive new Holt Renfrew store on Dunsmuir. Both Mia Kirshner and Sarah Shahi were spotted filming scenes outside Holt Renfrew around 6 p.m., before moving inside the store to shoot additional sequences.
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Meanwhile, the CW Network’s new comedy, Aliens In America (not to be confused with HBO’s existential 2003 miniseries, Angels In America) was sighted filming at the Cambie Community Centre in Richmond last Friday. Starring Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls) and Dan Byrd (A Cinderella Story), the series revolves around a young Muslim student from Pakistan who is sent to live with a Christian family in Wisconsin as part of a foreign exchange program. Aliens In America premieres in October.