It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from wacky Eli Roth. Turns out that’s because the Newton-bred director of Hollywood horror flicks “Cabin Fever” and “Hostel” is busy gearing up to shoot a cannibal pic called “The Green Inferno.” (It’s about a group of do-gooders who encounter cannibals when their plane goes down in the jungle.) Rather than making the movie on a Tinseltown backlot, Roth plans to shoot in a remote village up the Amazon River. The director told Movieline.com that during a recent scouting trip to the area, he recuited 200 native villagers to be extras, and none of them had ever seen a movie. To rectify the situation, he screened — not “Gone With the Wind” or “Rain Man” — but director Ruggero Deodato’s super explicit “Cannibal Holocaust.” How’d that go over? “The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen,” said Roth.
Eli Roth heading into the jungle to shoot new movie
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