Slater joining “Playback”, in town for a few days

September 13th, 2010 at 1:38 pm by under Entertainment

Christian Slater joining cast of “Playback” shooting in West Michigan

 Actor Christian Slater is in Grand Rapids and will be in town for a couple days as he joins the cast of the supernatural thriller “Playback”.  

My sources tell me that Slater arrived yesterday and will only be in town for a few days, which means his role is limited.

Slater, will be playing “Frank Lyons”, a jaded and gritty cop who may not be who he appears.   “Playback” follows a group of high school students who dig into their towns infamous past and unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them.   Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, evil closes in on one specific soul – threatening to expose the towns deepest, darkest secret.

Slater, known for numerous TV roles is best known for his starring role in the cult hit “Heathers” (1989), “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991), “Bed of Roses” (1996), “The Legend of Billie Jean” (1985), and recently in the short-lived NBC drama “My Own Worst Enemy” (2008).

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9/1/10 – “Playback” begins production in West Michigan



“Playback” begins filming, looks for extras

September 1st, 2010 at 1:24 pm by under Entertainment

Supernatural thriller “Playback” begins filming in Grand Rapids area

 The third movie production to setup shop in the Grand Rapids area this summer is getting underway.  I spoke with the movie’s producers earlier this summer and they are excited to be here.  Their production company Bennett Robbins Productions is from New York City.


Talented Young Cast Arrives in Grand Rapids for Filming of “Playback”

An impressive young cast of actors has arrived in Grand Rapids for the filming of “Playback” – a thriller written and directed by Michael A. Nickles and produced by John M. Bennett and Lawrence Robbins for Bennett-Robbins Productions LLC. Filming begins on Tuesday, August 31 and will run through the end of September.

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Michigan residents needed as background cast of new movie “Playback”, produced by Randall Emmett & Bennett – Robbins Productions

Various Dates between 9/2 – 9/25
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Qualifications: Must be a Michigan Resident with proper ID.

JR Galactic is currently looking for 8 “attractive” women age 18 – 25 who are experienced soccer players that must be available all day on Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd.

Be paid per day to be a part of the feature film playback.

Apply online at or call 517-347-5661.


Playback follows a group of high school students (more…)