Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal Join Braden King’s Armenia-Set Here

By Wendy Mitchell
http://www.screendaily.c om/production/europe/ben-foster-lubna-azabal-join- braden-kings-armenia-set-here/5003959.article
July 27 2009

Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal have joined the cast of Braden King’s
road-trip romance Here.

The film started principal photography July 22 in Armenia.

Here was written by King and DanI Valent, and producers are Lars
Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy for Parts and Labor (Old Joy, Treeless

Foster has appeared in 3:10 To Yuma, Alpha Dog and forthcoming The
Messenger; Azabal has been in Paradise Now and Body Of Lies.

The "landscape-obsessed road trip movie," set entirely in Armenia,
is about an American satellite-mapping engineer and an expat Armenian
photographer who have an intense relationship during their travels

Here has already been backed by the Cannes Film Festival Atelier,
Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, Rockefeller/Renew
Meida/Tribeca Film Institute Fellowship; the project also has been
to Sundance’s screenwriting and directing labs.

The project is the first English-language, US feature to shoot
entirely in Armenia. Crew members come from Serbia, Peru, the UK,
US and Armenia.

"We are thrilled to be embarking on this groundbreaking journey
throughout Armenia with an extraordinary cast and an international
crew from the US, Europe, Armenia and beyond," says in-demand US-based
independent producer Knudsen. "It is our hope that this totally unique,
award-winning project will help to re-define and expand the borders
of contemporary independent film."

Foster is repped by Brian Swardstrom at WME Entertainment and Ken
Jacobson Management. Lubna is represented by UBBA.