Teresa Palmer tweets about heading to Ann Arbor to film 'AWOL'
Palmer, who’s appeared in the recent films “I Am Number Four,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” also sought advice via Twitter for buying a camping stove in the area so she can cook in her hotel room. (A local suggested she contact Bivouac.)
“AWOL,” based on a true story, is set on the University of Michigan's campus in the midst of the volatile, anti-Vietnam War movement. According to Variety.com, Austin Stowell is slated to star "as a young soldier in Vietnam who gets dumped by his hometown girl, played by (Aimee) Teegarden. (Liam) Hemsworth plays his best friend who joins him in going AWOL. Together, they return to the States to win her back."
The screenplay was penned by U-M film professor Jim Burnstein ("Renaissance Man" and "D3: The Might Ducks") and his writing partner Garrett K. Schiff, and the film will be directed by Pioneer High and U-M grad Danny Mooney, who will be making his directorial debut.
Filming is expected to take place around the Ann Arbor area from July 11-August 12.