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MILLA Jovovich and Julian McMahon are scheduled to come to Winnipeg by May 1 for a scheduled five-week shoot of the serial killer thriller Faces in the Crowd.
Best known for her Resident Evil movies, Jovovich (pictured) recently starred in A Perfect Getaway and recently wrapped production of Resident Evil: Afterlife.
She will play a woman afflicted with "face blindness" after surviving an attack by a maniac. McMahon will play a cop on the trail of the killer.
Winnipeg production company Frantic Films will be co-producing with Minds Eye Entertainment, Radar Films and Forecast Pictures.
It will be McMahon's second film shoot in Winnipeg. The Nip/Tuck star shot the Shannen Doherty TV movie Another Day here in 2001. In 2007, the Sydney-born actor hilariously referred to Winnipeg as "the weirdest place on Earth," during a press junket for the Sandra Bullock movie Premonition.
"It's a great city. Great place. Weird place, though.
"It's cold for nine months of the year and nobody goes out," he said. "You can't go out. You can't, I swear to God. Your eyeballs freeze over!
"There's a thing on the news: Don't go out, your eyeballs will freeze over!" he ranted.
"And then when it gets warm, they have those worms that drop out of the sky," he said, evidently referring to the cankerworm blight of 2001.
"I mean worms drop out of the sky! It's the weirdest thing ever. You come out and your car is covered in worms about this big," he said, holding his thumb and forefinger a couple of inches apart.
"And then they have mosquitoes the size of cats!"
Welcome back to Winnipeg, Mr. McMahon.
-- Randall King