Will Stepford Wives Diss First Madison Congregational Church…


Hollywood hasn’t called back church
Cynthia Baran , Shoreline Bureau Chief

MADISON — Hollywood types haven’t decided if the Madison Green will make it to the big screen.

Officials of the First Madison Congregational Church were approached in early summer by the folks filming the remake of the 1975 thriller, “The Stepford Wives,” and haven’t heard “a peep” since, church secretary Nancy Cash said Thursday.

Marsha Robertson, publicist for “The Stepford Wives” remake, said the location manager is still scouting sites and has not decided on Madison.

The remake stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken and Faith Hill in a dark-comedy version of the story directed by Frank Oz. They have firmed up agreements to shoot in locations in Fairfield County.

Filming at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, which will reprise its role in the original movie as the Stepford Men’s Association, is to begin on Sept. 23.

There also has been some filming in Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.

When church officials here were approached, they were told that any filming in Madison would likely be in September.

©New Haven Register 2003

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