The director of the Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura, Sergio Jacobo, officially starts the filming
There’s a movie being filmed in Mazatlán this week. It is called “Asesinato y Reencarnación: Un Romance.” It is based on a book by Juan José Rodríguez that’s titled Murder in A Chinese Laundry. Filming started Monday, and stars Shalim Ortiz, Liz Gallardo, Raúl Méndez, Martha Aura and Ari Brickman. The director is Eduardo Rossoff.
The main drag through Olas Altas in Centro has been shut down now for three days of filming. While we haven’t watched anything but people carrying things on and off trucks, friends of ours watched them shoot one scene for more than an hour.
The first indication that something was up was when the normal front of the old Belmar Hotel was transformed into an old style jewelry store. This is where most of the filming has taken place so far. (See below)
We’re lucky, as we mostly walk when we do things around Centro, so the street closure hasn’t affected us. The paper reports that the filming will take place over three weeks, but doesn’t say if it will all be at the Belmar. For trivia lovers, the Belmar Hotel was a favorite in the 40’s and 50’s of film star John Wayne and his friends.
I’m sure we’ll go see the movie when it comes out, whenever that is!