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Whisky Galore makers issue accommodation plea for cast

Whisky Galore makers issue accommodation plea for cast

It's one of the most famous films in the history of cinema.

But now, the producers of a new movie version of Whisky Galore have issued an unusual plea to people in the north east.

They're not looking for extras, instead they're more concerned with finding accommodation for their cast and crew.

The remake comes with a quite a pedigree. A new screenplay has been written by BAFTA-winning Peter McDougall and the idea has been distilling for the last decade.

But, as the makers prepare to shoot in Portsoy, they are searching for assistance from the local community.

So, can you help them out? If so, read on.

Amy Macilraith, the assistant co-ordinator on the film, posted a short, sharp message on Facebook this week.

She wrote: "I am in charge of accommodating over 100 cast and crew and it is turning out to be a little tricky.

"I still require quite a few rooms, available from 25th July to 13th August, within half an hour's journey of Portsoy.

"If there is anyone that could help in any way or has any suggestions, that would be greatly appreciated.

"Feel free to contact me, via Facebook or email. Thank you, Amy."

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The new version of "Whisky Galore" has no intentions of simply being an imitation of the 1949 classic.

As the producers say: "The new production with be filmed in colour and we hope that this, combined with an internationally known cast, will make it a film that is every bit as enjoyable as the original in portraying the dry Scottish humour that was so pertinent in the original film."

First, though, they need rooms at the inn, or wherever they can find them.

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