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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Actor Duhamel wants to use UND logo in movie

  • "Strings" set to be released in 2014.
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  • A University of North Dakota logo may be popping up in another one of Josh Duhamel’s movies.
    Producers for the movie “Strings,” tentatively scheduled to be released in 2014, called UND this week and asked for an image that it could place on a wall in one of Duhamel’s scenes.
    UND sent a couple of images that producers could use.
    “We said, ‘If you can use them, great’” said Peter Johnson, the head of university relations.
    Duhamel, a Minot native and a UND fan, has found ways to get the school’s logo in movies before.
    In the 2010 movie “Life As We Know It,” Duhamel asked producers if he could wear the Fighting Sioux logo in the movie. They gave it the OK and he wore a Fighting Sioux T-shirt.
    “He has been a good supporter of North Dakota and of the University of North Dakota,” Johnson said. “We very much appreciate the extra attention that someone of that caliber and of that status has been able to give us.”
    The description of the movie on IMDB.com says: “A counselor makes a startling discovery as he works with a drug-addicted DJ who has been ordered by the court to live with his estranged father until he becomes an adult.”
    Duhamel’s co-stars in the movie are Mario Bello, Laura Dern and Lucas Till.
    Last season, Duhamel posted on Twitter in support of UND senior Corban Knight’s chase for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. Duhamel also dropped the ceremonial first puck at a UND game during the 2005-06 season, soon after he starred in “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.”
    Duhamel’s latest movie is currently being filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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