The film is directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson (''South Central''
produced by Oliver Stone Warner
Bros. 1992). Anderson also wrote the script.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Kidnapped)
and Victoria Profeta
(The Drew Carey Show) co-star
in the movie.
With a budget of $5 million, principal
photography started on
September 6, 2007 in Chicago.
SEEN ON SCENE:
(25 Sep 2007) Sean Bean (''The Lord of the Rings'')
celebrated the ''wrap'' of Chicago shooting on the independent
''The Root of All Evil'' with fellow cast and crew Sunday night
at Rockit Bar
& Grill. After catching a bit of the sad Bears-Cowboys game,
asked for a switch to a soccer match the English actor clearly
interested in watching!
Three scenes for Root of All Evil
were shot at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on
Friday, Sept 14.
The first had Sean walking through one
of the terminals, having just
arrived on a plane. Much attention was
given to an unusual-looking
silver carrying case (rumor has it that
it will contain a large amount of
money that will at some point be lost),
and to his very interesting boots.
The second scene featured Sean's character
renting a car at the Ace Rent
A Car desk. The clerk was comedian Josh
Blue (www.joshblue.com) and he looked
exactly as he looks on his website. Sean's character did not
crack any smile at all as
Josh went into a silly routine struggling with the computer keyboard
paperwork, playing up his cerebral palsy (with a sign on the
wall saying "We
hire the handicapped").
The director was grinning during the
As Sean's character turns away from
Josh, Josh gives him a cruel "mean face"
before he cheerily greets his next customer.
The third scene was shot in the parking
lot, with Sean approaching a car.
Roberto Scarlato lives in Chicago, across
the road from one of the locations where
Sean was filming. You can see a video
he shot of Sean here.
And here's a pic of Sean. Roberto has
lots more on his myspace page here.
(Look for his View My Pics section and find the Root of All
Thanks to Roberto Scarlato for permission
to use this pic and the video.