PGA member Josh Siegel is one of the
producers of Shot, a forthcoming feature starring Noah Wyle as a
guy who—you guessed it—gets shot. The film, a critical look at the consequences
of gun violence, was, um, shot inLos Angeles, in November and December,
"Our AD had just called ‘cut’ on rehearsal for
the pivotal scene in the movie where Noah gets shot,” Josh recalled for us.
"Everyone went off to do their thing. That’s director Jeremy Kagan in the hat,
conferring with our script supervisor, Genie Babcock. And Noah decided to
just kick back and chill in the middle of the sidewalk. He’s actually right on
his mark for where he falls to the ground after he gets shot in the scene.”
Producing-wise, this is not necessarily a bad
thing. A movie star lying supine in the middle of the set is easier
to find when you need him than one who’s locked in his
trailer. And an actor who’s comfortable enough to recline on some concrete
probably isn’t about to suggest major dialogue changes.Honestly, given
those placidly folded hands and relaxed, splayed-out feet, we suspect Noah Wyle
may be on to something here.
At the very least, this is a man who knows how to keep it
loose and fun on set, even when he’s about to get shot. Accordingly, some
BOSPOAT props for the sort of offbeat professionalism we love, and for Josh,
who knows a good moment when he sees it.
We know what you’re thinking. "Best of all time? No way. I’ve
got an on-set photo way better than that.” If that’s the case, we dare you to
prove it. Submit it to BOSPOAT@producersguild.org. Before you submit, please
review the contest rules at producersguild.org/bospoat. Because no matter how
great your photo is, we have no desire to get sued over it.