A movie featuring Mira Sorvino and Tom Skerritt will be filming at Ristorante Picolinos in Sunset Hill today.
The film is an adaptation of the book by the same name by David Guterson (of Snow Falling on Cedars fame), who also co-wrote the screenplay. It’s being filmed in various locations around the state, including eastern Washington. The film is being made by the local Heyou Media production company, created by Skerritt, who is a Seattle native.
Here’s the summary about the film, from Guterson on IMDB:
When retired heart surgeon Ben Givens learns that he has terminal cancer, he takes his beloved dog on a final hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. Ben’s journey, though, takes an unexpected turn, and soon becomes an adventure against which he pits himself with characteristic stoicism, wit, and determination.
Picolinos says streets around the restaurant will stay open, but parking will be restricted for film crew and production vans.