August 19, 2018

David Arquette comes to Indianapolis to shoot movie “MisEducation of Bindu.”

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David Arquette, the actor known for starring in the “Scream” movies and “Never Been Kissed,” will star in a movie being filmed now at the former Broad Ripple High School. 

Arquette will play the title character’s stepfather in “The MisEducation of Bindu.” Hollywood’s Duplass Brothers, a major name in the world of independent movies, are executive producing the coming-of-age film about an intelligent 14-year-old Indian girl who fights bullying as she navigates a new culture and the issues that come with being a teenager.

Producer Ed Timpe and director Prarthana Mohan, a husband-and-wife team who own RooLaLa Films, developed “Bindu” with filmmaker colleagues. Mohan and Kay Tuxford co-wrote the script and then workshopped it with the Duplass Brothers. Mark and Jay Duplass are helping guide the film in pre- and post-production. 

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A few months ago, Pigasus Pictures, the production company behind “The Good Catholic,” came on board to help. 

Arquette will begin filming at Broad Ripple High School, renamed Broad River High School for the movie, starting Wednesday. He’ll then shoot scenes at a home in Carmel for a few days after that. The cast and crew have had full access to the former high school, which graduated its last-ever class in June and is now closed. 

The filmmakers have been shooting “Bindu” since July 2, and they’ll wrap up July 23. The movie sets are not open to the public. 

Arquette joins the title character, Bindu, played by Megan Suri. Priyanka Bose, of “Lion” fame, plays her mother. 

The film has plenty of Indianapolis ties as well. Timpe grew up on Geist and attended Cathedral High School. Many members of the crew and some in the cast are from the area, he said.

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