The filming of Glenn Morshower-starrer ‘Buster Brooks’ is scheduled to begin in Logan, Utah, in September. The comedy film follows “Buster Brooks, a naive farm boy who moves to Hollywood with his rooster to try to make it in the movies. Ultimately, Buster has to make the difficult choice between his family life back home and his Hollywood dreams,” as per the official logline. As per current plans, the shooting of the movie is slated to wrap up in the first half of October.
Although the production received a waiver from SAG-AFTRA to proceed with casting for the film, it hasn’t yet received an exemption from the union to move forward with the shooting. Therefore, the filming in Logan can be affected by the ongoing actors’ strike. The city of Logan is known for its lush greenery, picturesque mountains, valleys, and natural landscapes and has previously hosted projects such as ‘Baptists at Our Barbecue,’ ‘A Tale of Two Totters,’ ‘Clay Pigeons,’ ‘Billy Was a Deaf Kid,’ and ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ for filming.
‘Buster Brooks’ stars Corin Nemec, known for ‘Supernatural’ and ‘The Stand,’ as James Brooks. Glenn Morshower will appear in the film as Uncle Ned. The acclaimed actor is known for his roles as Colonel Sharp Morshower in the ‘Transformers’ franchise, Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce in ‘24,’ and Colonel Hendry in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ Marshall Winthrop in ‘The Resident,’ Graves in ‘Ozark,’ Wayne Lowry in ‘Bloodline,’ and General Sam Lane in ‘Supergirl.’
The cast also includes Alison Arngrim (‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘The Last Place on Earth,’ and ‘I Married Wyatt Earp’) as Nellie, Artemis Pebdani (‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘The Cool Kids’) as Janice Trebble, and Adrian R’Mante (‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’) as Raul.
The film is helmed by Savannah Ostler, who also serves as a producer and the scripter. The filmmaker previously directed and starred in the 2019 film ‘Twice the Dream.’ Her second feature, ‘Even In Dreams,’ starring Alison Arngrim, Monica Moore Smith, and Nathan Osmond, was released in 2021.
Ostler describes ‘Buster Brooks’ as a “fish out of water comedy” that pays homage to “classic western films and shows like ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.’” The filmmaker revealed that she was inspired by her own life experiences to write the script for the film since she also moved from a small town in Utah at a young age to make it big in Hollywood. The film will explore if Hollywood changes Buster or if Buster will “change those around him and in so, Hollywood itself.”
‘Buster Brooks’ is produced by Ostler and Steven D’Alo’s VisionScape Studios in association with S&S Productions and Olympus Media International. The executive producers on the project include Tony Toscano, Carolyn Koskan, McCord Larsen, Theodore Stump, and Cameron James Miller.