Bolden! Hyatt Hotel heir will re-shoot much of the movie now in production over 5 years.

| July 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

ApritzUndoubtedly hundreds of North Carolinians worked on the film Bolden half a decade ago.  Musician-Jazz aficionado- Hyatt Hotels heir Dan Pritzker, began shooting the Jazz feature film “Bolden” in 2008. IMDB still simply lists the film as “not yet released”. The movie told the the story (from what is known) of obscure jazz performer Buddy Bolden (1877-1931). Buddy Bolden was said to be the father of traditional jazz.

The film was shot in North Carolina, largely at the EUE Screengems Studios and had Anthony Mackie as the lead in a cast that included Jackie Earle Haley and Wendell Pierce. Having wrapped shooting, it was shown to be in post for some time with no release date ever being set. Dan Pritzker who is listed by Forbes as one of the 400 Richest Americans is said to be re-shooting much of the film without Mackie as Buddy Bolden. Having such unlimited wealth, he’s does not seem to be in a stressful situation as far as having to go to such extraordinary cost of reworking the film with a new lead.

According to Roger Friedman of Showbiz411, Pritzker will replace Mackie, who is no currently unavailable and re-shoot all of his scenes with a new actor as Bolden. Pritzker was said to have laughed off reports by credible sources that he had already spent 100 Million on the film.

When production resumes. The sets, which are currently in storage here in North Carolina will be restored to finish the project.

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Jason Saucier was born in Burbank, California and raised in and around New Orleans which is his family's native home. He began working in the film industry in the mid 1980's and has been residing in North Carolina since the turn of the century.

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  1. larry w jefferson sr says:

    Ready to rework the film with you.

  2. Neva Howell says:

    Great article, Jason. Do you know who will be doing local casting this time around? Thanks, Neva

  3. Catherine Evans says:

    Will there be an announcement for auditions for extras??

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