Charlie Sheen’s Uncle, the ‘Soup Nazi’ and Jan Broberg Film Movie in Boise
Well, that's certainly a group of names you don't see together every day!
Last week, one of my friends posted in a group chat that she was picking up Charlie Sheen's uncle, Joe Estevez, from the airport. Very cool, but I didn't think twice about it.
The next day, she said she was hanging out with hanging out with Jan Broberg. That name, I couldn't let slide by without saying something! Name sounds familiar, but you just can't put your finger on why. Let me fill in the blanks for your.
Broberg's a Poctatello native and has been acting for over 30 years. You might know her as Nurse Louise on Everwood or Rita in the 2012 remake of Maniac. If you're an eagle-eyed Marvel fan, you may even remember her as a senior technician in Iron Man 3...but the reason you remember her name is likely because her life was the subject of the super twisty documentary Abducted in Plain Sight that had Netflix buzzing in 2019. The fact that she was able to overcome the trauma of her childhood and become the incredible woman that she is today says a lot about her.
Turns out Estevez, who's been in more films than his older brother, Martin, and nephews, Charlie and Emilio, combined and Broberg were visiting to film their scenes in a movie called Fugued Up that's filming in Boise.
According to the film's website it is "The story of a man, Ricardo McCafferty, who is shot in the head by a female passenger in his car. He wakes up four months later with no memory, and is told that he is a suspect in a serial killer case. The girl who shoots him, and his awkward brother, join in his quest to discover if this just might be true."
Estevez plays the role of Dad. Broberg plays the role of Mom. The two are joined by another familiar face, Larry Thomas, who you'll likely recognize as the Sienfeld's legendary "Soup Nazi." Thomas plays a doctor in this film.
So why Boise? The film's being produced by Catrine McGregor, CEO of Treasure Valley based Blue Banner Films. She's been working in casting and producing for over 40 years. It's being written Bill Doty, the co-founder of Boise based advertising agency, Senestre. They've casted local actress Chelsea Klikunas and local actor, Chance Fuerstinger in staring roles for the film.
The project is wrapping filming now, but is still in need of a bit more funding to pull the vision together. If you're interested in making an investment in the film you can learn more about those opportunities here.
If you want a little preview of the movie, here's a rough cut of the first three minutes!