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Bruce Willis indie-thriller 'Wake' halts production due to lack of funding

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Production has halted on Bruce Willis’ new indie-thriller Wake.

About a week to 10 days into filming in Cleveland, the film discontinued filming due to budget woes, first reported in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission released this statement regarding the production status of the film on Thursday:

“The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is aware that the film Wake has discontinued filming due to a lack of financing. It is our understanding that they are trying to find the remaining funds to complete the film. So far their experience in Cleveland has been very positive and they hope to return to Cleveland very soon.”

“According to [the] production, ‘Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film Wake, and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks.”

The story follows a sociopath (Willis) who returns to his boyhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. But when the island comes under siege, he must save the family that banished him from his home many years ago.

The John Pogue-directed thriller also stars Ben Kingsley, Ellen Burstyn and Piper Perabo.