Thanks to Alli for the article.
Tue July 15, 2003 03:02 AM ET
By Zorianna Kit
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Hopper takes bull by horns
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Joshua Jackson, Dennis Hopper and Leonor Varela are starring in the independent feature film “Americano,” which is shooting in Pamplona, Spain.
The film, from writer-director Kevin Noland, is set against the backdrop of the country’s centuries-old Fiesta de San Fermin, better known as the running of the bulls at Pamplona.
The shoot coincides with the nine-day festival, incorporating footage of the daily bull runs and nightly celebrations. Shooting also will link to various small villages throughout Spain’s region of Navarra and the Pyrenees.
“Americano” centers around Chris McKinley (Jackson), a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States.
In Pamplona with two friends (Timm Sharp and Ruthanna Hopper), Chris meets an Australian thrill-seeker (Phil Barantini), a quintessential Spanish beauty (Varela) and an enigmatic provocateur (Dennis Hopper), all of whom encourage him to rethink his life.
As the minutes and seconds until his departure tick away, Chris struggles with an age-old question: Should he follow the beaten path or risk it all on the road less traveled?
Jackson, best known for his work on “Dawson’s Creek”, has appeared in such features as “Skulls” and “The Safety of Objects”. Hopper’s recent credits include “Knockaround Guys” and the television drama “24”. Varela appeared in “Texas Rangers” and “The Tailor of Panama”.