NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crews completed shooting scenes at Hillsboro High School for Nicole Kidman's upcoming movie Stoker last week.
The movie which is primarily being shot at different locations around Nashville, not only features the high school, but also some the schools' students.
Terry Shrader is the principal at Hillsboro High School.
He told Nashville's News 2 the shoot went very smoothly.
“They didn't interrupt our school day,” Shrader said, adding, “They were very well planned.”
Shrader said the film crew worked quickly to get the shots they needed and packed up their equipment and gear and left.
“Most of our students, if we hadn't told them, they wouldn't have known they were here,” he said.
The scene shot at the school did not feature the movies leading actress Nicole Kidman, but teenage actress Mia Wasikowska.
Marti Profitt is an art teacher at Hillsboro High School.
She told Nashville's News 2 the scene featuring Wasikowska was shot in her classroom, forcing her to teach in another room for two weeks.
“There was a day when they stripped the room, another day when they painted it and another day when they painted it and another day when they dressed it,” she said.
After transforming the classroom and shooting the scene, crews put the classroom back as it was, leaving a piece of Hollywood behind for the teacher's cooperation.
“They let me use some of the wall fixtures they put up and otherwise they put it back just as they found it,” she said.
Little details surrounding the movie have been released, but it is said Kidman plays the mother of a teenage girl coming to grips with the death of her father and the arrival of a mysterious uncle.
The high school's name was also changed from Hillsboro High to Middle Bend High.
The movie is said to be released in 2012, though an official date has yet to be announced.
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