Friday, June 05, 2009

BC Producers Replacing Carradine In "Portland"...

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The sudden death of actor David Carradine has the Vancouver-based producers of the film "Portland" scrambling to fill a major role.

The indie film, by writer/director Matthew Mishory, has pushed back its production schedule in Vancouver, Portland and Laguna Beach, Calif.

Carradine was to play the role of a priest in the film.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time," said executive producers Adrian Salpeter and Elizabeth Levine of Vancouver-based Random Bench Productions.

Carradine died in Bangkok, during production of the feature film "Stretch".

Carradine appeared in more than 100 feature films and best known for his role as 'Kwai Chang Caine', a Shaolin priest who roamed the American frontier in the TV series "Kung Fu", 1972-75.

He played Caine's grandson in the 1990's Toronto-lensed syndicated series "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues"recently and enjoyed renewed success as an actor in director Quentin Tarantino's 2 part "Kill Bill" features...