After hosting a location shoot for Steven Spielberg’s 2005 release of the H.G. Wells classic sci-fi thriller ”War of the Worlds”; Croton Point Park has been chosen for a location shoot for an upcoming movie entitled “Tenderness” starring bad-boy actor Russell Crowe and actress Laura Dern. The filming at Croton Point Park will take place in and around the historic Senasqua Lodge and is scheduled for some time this month before the Clearwater Festival begins.
Tenderness, which is based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Robert Cormier, is scheduled for a 2007 release. The film stars Crowe as Detective Cristofuoro, a policeman who tries to figure out whether a violent teenager has murdered his family. The film is directed by John Polson who most recently played Billy Baird in the 2000 Tom Cruise movie Mission: Impossible II. It is not known how long the actual film shooting will take place at the park but it is known that Russell Crowe will indeed be in town.