Published reports about plans to shoot another motion picture in the Falls came as news to Mayor Paul Dyster on Thursday.

Although an article appearing in The Hollywood Reporter suggested the American side of the Falls would serve as the backdrop for an upcoming film featuring Dennis Hopper, Dyster said, at this point, the city has not been approached about the project.

“As of right now, there have been no requests to film on the U.S. side,” Dyster said in reference to “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” a film The Hollywood Reporter described as a dark comedy penned by Jonathan Sobol, a writer with roots in the Western New York area.

Dyster said it was his understanding that filming related to the project may be done nearby, but that the work would likely occur at locations in Niagara Falls, Ont.

An article appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Web site suggested that the movie would begin filming on this side of the river at the end of October. Written by Sobol, the film was described as a “tale about three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.” The publication credits the movie as “something of an homage” to Sobol’s hometown.

In addition to Hopper, The Hollywood Reporter said the film is scheduled to star Tricia Helfer, who appeared on the television series “Battlestar Galactica,” Scott Caan, who was one of the gang in the Ocean’s Eleven movie trilogy and J.K. Simmons who played the father in the film “Juno” and tough-talking newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man series of films.

A production crew from India has spent several days filming at Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island in Niagara Falls State Park as well as other locations in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Their movie, “After Life,’” is scheduled to be released next year in India.

Dyster said that crew, which was originally scheduled to stay in the Falls for about 10 days, recently agreed to extend its visit to at least 30 days. He added that the city is involved in discussions with other moviemakers who are potentially interested in doing work in the city and the surrounding area.

“We have been contacted by some film makers who are apparently interested in doing something here,” Dyster said.

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