"Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton
“Soul Surfer” Bethany Hamilton

Hollywood has always had a love for Kauai, and love has been in full bloom this year.  It all started in January with the filming of “Soul Surfer” starring Dennis Quaid.  “Soul Surfer” is the story of Kauai’s very own Bethany Hamilton, a world class surfer, who summons the courage to surf again after losing an arm.  “Soul Surfer” is set to be released in 2011.


George Clooney and gang followed in April to film “The Descendants”.  It was quite exciting to have them filming basically two doors down from our Hanalei office at the famous (or shall we say infamous?) Tahiti Nui.  Locals and visitors alike were atwitter with Clooney sightings in the area. 


Shortly after “The Descendants” crew left, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston started filming for Adam’s upcoming movie “Just Go With It”.  Quite a bit of the filming on Kauai was done on location in Kilauea.


Now, we’ve got pirate fever.  Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, is in town filming the fourth movie in the series “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”.  Watch out for swashbucklers cruising the streets of Hanalei!


Kauai continues its popularity with the movie crowd who seem to enjoy our lush scenery and pristine beaches.  Watch these movies and you will get a glimpse of what Hollywood captures on film.  Better yet, come visit and capture your own footage.

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