MILLBROOK, Ont. - Actor Robert Pattinson will be in this eastern Ontario town Tuesday to shoot a scene for an upcoming film, and one local baker is hoping to take advantage of the celebrity being in town.
Colin Hall, co-owner of the Pastry Peddler, doesn’t expect to see the Twilight star, but is hoping to peddle a few sweets to crew members, and maybe even an assistant of Pattinson’s.
So Hall spent Monday afternoon baking up a storm, with plans to open at 7 a.m. to sell treats to a few hungry fans and crew members.
“It should be fun,” he said. “We’re armed and ready.”
Much of the set construction was already well underway in the village Monday afternoon, transforming the downtown into a scene from the 1950s for the movie Life, which is about photographer Dennis Stock’s work with emerging actor James Dean in the 1950s. Dane DeHaan is portraying Dean in Anton Corbijn’s biopic.
The Pastry Peddler’s facade is taking on the look of a shoe store, Hall said, while the computer business across has taken on the appearance of a carpet and upholstery store.
Hall believed the shoot would only last for about seven hours on Tuesday, and amount to just a moment or two in the movie itself.
“It’s quite a piece of work to do,” he said.
The eatery is in the same space that was used for David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, filmed in Millbrook in 2004.
Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town was also shot there in 2011.