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Val Kilmer's motivational movie

Published 22/09/2011 | 09:57

Val Kilmer and director Harmony Korine shooting in Nashville for Grolsch Film Works
Val Kilmer and director Harmony Korine shooting in Nashville for Grolsch Film Works

Val Kilmer is to play himself but as a motivational speaker in an experimental new feature film.

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The 51-year-old actor - who will next be seen in Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt - has joined a new project by Grolsch Film Works which sees three international directors film a 30-minute short film in their home nations of America, Russia and Poland.

Val has been shooting the US part of the film in Nashville, playing a motivational speaker who imparts his wisdom to a group of people who have fallen on tough times.

Val said: "I've never been more nervous during a comedy, and I've truly never been treated with more respect and pure love."

He was directed by Harmony Korine, director of Mister Lonely starring Samantha Morton and James Fox.

Val said: "He wrote me the role of a lifetime. Truly. He loves to make mistakes. He makes the actor love to make them with him. I would die for him."

Directors Alexsei Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski are currently shooting their parts of the film in Russia and Poland.

Each film-maker must follow the same brief designed by project director Eddy Moretti, best known for his film Heavy Metal In Baghdad.

Moretti said: "The mandate of the project is to create cinematic experiences with filmmakers that have truly unique approaches to character and story-telling. I created a weird and wonderful brief that tasks each director to create riveting characters that inhabit supra-normal worlds.

"At the heart of the brief is the notion of the 'Fourth Dimension'. Each director was asked to explore what a 'Fourth Dimension' might be. What is it? Where is it? What does it look and sound like? What we got back from the filmmakers was in turns intense, hilarious, poignant and completely without precedent."

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