Montreal is very popular as a movie shooting location. The city has often featured on the silver screen in movies, usually disguised as another city like New York.
Notable movies filmed in the city include X-Men, John Wick, Warm Bodies, The Notebook and many others. Thanks to its popularity as a movie shooting location, the city often hosts many stars over the summer.
This summer, Samuel L. Jackson will be hanging around the city. A new movie that he stars in is set to start shooting on July 16.
The movie is called Spinning Gold, and it will follow the life of Neil Bogart, an American record executive who mentored artists like Donna Summer, KISS, the Village People and Parliament.
Samuel L. Jackson stars in the movie as Parliament leader George Clinton. The movie features many other stars like Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Derulo and Kenan Thompson.
The whole star-studded cast will be in Montreal between July 16, when the movie is set to begin filming, until September 20, when the shooting is set to wrap.
The movie hopes to have the same success as the biopics of other famous musicians like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.
The film is financed and produced by Bogart's son, who says that "the film will recapture the highs and lows, the extravagant parties and decadence," of his father's label Casablanca, according to Deadline.
The producer has also stated that he will not leave out the sex nor the drugs, striving to be honest about the decade without judging those who were present.
The movie will feature many iconic songs of the artists that Bogart had under his label, like Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Nite” and Village People’s “YMCA.”
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Samuel L. Jackson and a host of other stars will be in Montreal this summer to film "Spinning Gold," a movie about Neil Bogart.
Read the Deadline article about the film here. Find out more about which movies are filming in Montreal this summer here.
The custom airstream company in Montreal said Madonna's 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31' vehicle was designed in the likeness of a five-star hotel, featuring a custom leather couch and matching armchairs, retractable 50-inch TV monitors, a minibar and ice bin, heated floors, a tufted wall with custom light fixtures, a top-of-the-line sound system and custom under-carriage lights.
The RV even converts into a cigar lounge, built with a custom humidor and commercial air purifiers.
The price tag? A cool $200,000 USD. And Custom Airstream said other custom builds could cost up to $500,000 USD.
It's not the first time the Montreal-based camper customization company has worked with Madge. It also partnered with her on a "personal project" she hosted in the Hamptons in 2014.
"We're beyond excited to be part of Madonna's fun family moment," said a statement by David Schirmer, vice-president of sales and marketing at Custom Airstream.
"We woke up to a flood of phone calls, email and social media messages. People have been knocking down our door – it's been overwhelming in the best way possible. It's such an honour for our humble Québec company to add a little magic to Madonna's American Life!"
"Club Med Québec Charlevoix offers a one-of-a-kind vantage point at the heart of the Charlevoix region: built between the [Saint-Lawrence] river and the mountains, this Resort will offer you an incredible view of the mountain," according to the website, which calls this "the first Club Med mountain resort with waterfront views." There are other Club Med mountain resorts in the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps as well as China and Japan.
The Québec Charlevoix resort has 302 rooms and a private five-star luxury space with 25 suites. Select rooms "channel" the colours of Quebec, according to the website, "with winter white, twilight blue, and yellow sun decor." There are also three restaurants and, of course, one of them features ski chalet favourites, such as fondue and raclette.
Guest get unlimited meals and beverages, and daily entertainment, as well as unlimited ski-in/ski-out access, lift tickets, and group ski and snowboard lessons included in the all-inclusive package. For additional costs, guests can also try out Quebec activities like ice-skating, dog sledding, and sugar shack visits during the winter or biking, hiking and whale watching during warmer months.
On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted that the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region was "worrying," particularly among unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated 18- to 30-year-olds, as cases in Mauricie–Centre-du-Québec jumped from 17 to 146 between July 22 and August 2.
"As elsewhere in the world, the recent increase in the number of cases is worrying," Legault tweeted.
"We will be announcing new measures in the coming days."
On August 4, the province reported a total of 184 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.