Those industry insiders over at PaleMorningMedia dropped us a line today to let us know that their client, and purveyor of fine waders, Simms Fishing, will be the ones keeping William Hurt dry during filming of the movie adaptation of David James Duncan's, "The River Why"
From the text of their release:
Simms part of the scene as "The River Why" begins filming
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Simms Fishing is going on location - in this case Oregon - as cameras start rolling later this week on "The River Why" - a screenplay adaptation of David James Duncan's celebrated novel.
Simms is providing waders, wading boots, technical fishing shirts and other props to the cast, which includes William Hurt and Amber Heard.
In addition to "The River Why" - being directed by Matt Leutwyler - Simms is part of a related project being shot on the set. A documentary by Miranda Bailey (executive producer of The Squid and the Whale) explores the environmental impacts of the movie industry. Bailey will chronicle how "The River Why" tries to remain true to Duncan's environmental ethic. To assist in this quest, Simms is providing wading boots with non-felt soles, which are designed help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Early indications out of Hollywood say "The River Why" will be in theaters early in 2009.
If we can talk the guys at PaleMorning Media into sending us some behind the set photo's from the filming, we just might achieve our goal of being the TMZ of Fly Fishing Websites.