A pair of Hollywood heavyweights could be coming to
Dunedin after a location scout from an American film production
company was seen in Seacliff at the weekend.
Seacliff resident Derek Abbott said the DreamWorks location
scout was looking for a certain type of house for external
shots to be filmed in October.
Mr Abbott did not know what movie he was scouting for, but
auditions were held in Wellington on Saturday for girls aged
between 4 and 6, to work alongside X-Men star Michael
Fassbender on the movie The Light Between Oceans,
which is being produced DreamWorks.
A casting call for the part on the Star Now website said the
film was being shot in New Zealand from late September.
According to the Internet Movie Database, the film, based on
a book of the same name, will star Fassbender in the main
role, Tom Sherbourne.
Rachel Weisz is rumoured to be playing his wife.
It will be directed by Derek Cianfrance, whose previous films
include Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the
The book is set on an island off the coast of Western
Film Otago Southland executive manager Kevin Jennings would
neither ''confirm or deny'' whether he knew if DreamWorks was
filming parts of The Light Between Oceans in the