What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily happen on the Strip.
Writer-producer Joshua Cohen hopes to show exactly that in his independent feature “Red Herring.”
Principal photography is scheduled to begin today on the neo-noir murder mystery, which follows detective Jack Adamson (played by Robert Scott Howard) as he searches for an enigmatic assassin known as the “Blue Screen of Death.”
Also starring for California-based director Ousa Khun (who beat out 65 applicants for the job): “Sopranos” veteran Vincent Pastore (pictured), former Playmate of the Year Corinna Harney-Jones and Internet star Bobbi Billard.
Although a dawn shot at Valley of Fire State Park is expected to kick off the “Red Herring” shoot, this week’s locations include Mayor Oscar Goodman’s City Hall office (Goodman has a cameo), the Henderson Executive Airport and a local mixed martial arts gym, Cohen notes.
Driving shots and not one or two but three fights also turn up on this week’s schedule.
Throughout, “Red Herring” will showcase “what happens in Las Vegas outside of the Strip,” he explains. “We’re trying to create a real life for Vegas.”
After all, Cohen adds, “Vegas has a lot of things to offer. It’s a fun place — but also a slightly dangerous place. There is a little bit of danger and excitement.”
Stay tuned to Shooting Stars for production updates; for more details, check out the movie’s Web site at www.redherringmovie.com
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