After about a week to 10 days into production, the Bruce Willis-starring indie Wake has shut down producing due to financial woes, according to sources. “It was headed it that direction for a while,” said one source with knowledge of the production issues. The thriller directed by John Pogue, which also stars Ben Kinglsey, Ellen Burstyn and Piper Perabo, is being produced by Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles with Frank Hildebrand listed as executive producer.
It’s known that the production has called around in recent days to try to help secure financing. Benaroya Pictures gave Deadline the following statement: “Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film Wake, and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks.” Filming was underway in Cleveland.