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Posted on Thu, May 10, 2012 : 10:37 a.m.

Locally filmed 'AWOL,' re-named 'Love and Honor,' acquired by Lightning Entertainment

By Jenn McKee


Filming for "AWOL," now called "Love and Honor," on South University in 2011. is reporting that "AWOL," a feature film shot in Ann Arbor in the summer months of 2011, is now titled "Love and Honor," and Lightning Entertainment - a Santa Monica-based production, sales and distribution - has acquired international sales rights in all media.

LE will premiere the film for international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival; and the movie will likely get an extra boost because it features Liam Hemsworth, who played Gale in the blockbuster hit, "The Hunger Games."

Others in the up-and-coming cast include Austin Stowell ("Dolphin Tale"), Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies"), Aimee Teegarden ("Scream 4"), Chris Lowell ("The Help") and Wyatt Russell ("Cowboys and Aliens").

The movie tells the story of a Vietnam War soldier who secretly returns home to win back his girlfriend.

The screenplay is by Garrett K. Schiff and University of Michigan professor Jim Burnstein, and the film was directed by U-M grad Danny Mooney.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.