New thriller starring Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr films in Tampa


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According to Deadline, the upcoming psychological thriller I Saw a Man With Yellow Eyes has began filming this week in Tampa Bay.

The film stars Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, 27 Dresses, Knocked Up), Harry Connick Jr. (Independence Day, Will and Grace, Iron Giant) and Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). 

I Saw a Man with Yellow Eyes (written and directed by Castille Landon) is about a teenage girl with schizophrenia who suspects that her neighbor has kidnapped a child. However, the schizophrenic hallucinations diminish her credibility. Her parents try to ease her struggles with her disease, but they themselves are also hiding some tragic secrets.

Harry Connick Jr. stated, “I was truly taken by the heartbreaking story of I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes. Castille Landon has written a tremendous script and has proven to be a fabulous director, tirelessly searching for the most truthful and artful ways to tell this tale of mental illness. Castille and the incredible cast and crew have gone all-in to make the often-misunderstood world of schizophrenia a bit more familiar.”

Katharine Heigl added “When this unique and thought-provoking project came my way I knew it was a story I desperately wanted to be a part of telling. Not only am I proud to be collaborating with a talented female director, a beautiful and talented young actress, and one of my all-time favorite male leads, but I get to be a part of telling a story that touches on themes I believe to be incredibly relevant and meaningful like mental illness, tragedy, grief, unconditional love and hope.”

Dori Rath is producing the film with Joseph Restaino and Robert Molloy at Pinstripe Productions and Joe Riley at Zero Gravity Management.

The film is shooting in partnership with Film Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commissions, according to Deadline.

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