Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sean Astin To Star In ‘The Freemason'


A new film about a Freemason is about to begin filming in Utah, according to The Salt Lake Tribune:

A former Hobbit is coming to Utah next week to solve a murder.Actor Sean Astin — best known probably for portraying the loyal Samwise Gamgee in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy — will be filming a murder mystery, "The Freemason," starting Monday in the Salt Lake City area.Astin plays Leon Weed, a detective investigating a ritualistic killing of an elder Mason, according to a press release from the film’s producers.The movie’s executive producer, Joseph James, is a Master Mason, and aims to quench the public’s appetite for the secret society’s mysteries. James calls "The Freemason" "the first film of its kind to highlight actual initiation practices."Sohrab Mirmontazeri, an Iranian-born filmmaker, will direct the film. He previously made a thriller, "Blue Door," in Utah.It’s the second time Astin has filmed a movie in Utah. He previously appeared in Ryan Little’s well-made 2009 rugby drama "Forever Strong."

5 comments:

  1. There are many Pharisees and Sadducees in public today who will demand more and more signs, to no practical end. Only the living experience can quench the public's appetite.

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  2. I don't understand...the producer Joseph James is a Freemason, and yet the press releases about this upcoming film proudly announce that the film will reveal Masonic initiation rituals. I find it hard to believe Brother James is openly violating his oath as a Mason, so are they deliberately lying in the press release?

    Dave
    Garden City Lodge, Newtonville, MA

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  3. I thought the same thing when I read the article Dave.

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  4. The screenwriter claims the Grand Master of Utah signed off his approval of the script.

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  5. Although I am skeptical about this, I am not reading into what the articles says:
    "The movie’s executive producer, Joseph James, is a Master Mason, and aims to quench the public’s appetite for the secret society’s mysteries. James calls "The Freemason" "the first film of its kind to highlight actual initiation practices."

    Note that "quench the public’s appetite" (whatever that may mean) and "highlight actual initiation practices" does not necessarily mean reveal the ritual. There is a lot that can be said about the forms and practices of our initiations without revealing the "secrets" as anyone who has read a certain "Dummies" book can attest.

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