Miramax to film movie on Lanai

Miramax Films is set to film an adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on Lanai beginning in November.

Director Julie Taymor's cast includes Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Ben Wishaw and Felicity Jones. The production crew will number about 70, and cast and crew will be housed on Lanai during filming.

Filming of the $20 million production is slated to begin Nov. 10 or 11 and continue through the first week of December. The production is expected to spend about $10 million while in Maui County.

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