Allure is location for new movie

//Allure is location for new movie

Imagine the scene in the cruise director’s office as he ticks off the entertainment options for Allure of the Seas – the soon-to-debut sister ship for Oasis.
Big-production West End musical? Check: we’ve got Chicago. Something special for the kids – and the rest of the family? Check: we’ve got Shrek, Princess Fiona and Kung Fu Panda. Really cool ice show? Check: more of those DreamWorks characters in How To Train Your Dragon.
Comedy club? Check: it’s even got a special version of the London Underground map decorating the ceiling. Night club disco? Check. Karaoke bar? Check. Recording studio? Check
There’s still something missing though. How about a film crew making a Hollywood movie on board?
Don’t be silly, who would we get to star it it?
Well how about Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino – who will be shooting scenes for Jack and Jill on board the ship when it arrives in Florida next month.
OK, it won’t actually be happening when paying passengers are on board, but you can bet the finished film will be screened in the ship’s theatre, even if it’s not in 3D. They could even have the premiere on board.
The film crew will be on the ship from November 12 to 23, so they may have to step round workmen making the final touches to the ship’s interior and the team of gardeners planting out Central Park.
Royal Caribbean employees have been given the chance to appear in the comedy – in which Sandler plays both Jack and his twin sister Jill, Holmes is his wife, and Al Pacino appears as, er, Al Pacino.
An internal memo invites staff to send a photograph of themselves to the extras casting department, and says: “The movie production is looking for people between 30-60 years of age of all ethnicities, plus kids between the ages of 6-14. They also are looking for couples or pairs that can share staterooms.”
Allure is in the final stages of construction at Turku in Finland. It will be handed over on October 28 and sails on its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean on December 1.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:19+00:00 20 October 2010|Cruise Entertainment|0 Comments

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