Isn’t that . . . ?

Still courtesy of John Hallberg
Still courtesy of John Hallberg
Yes, it is: actor Jean-Claude Van Damme wielding a scythe at the meat counter of the Sperryville Corner Store, as mentioned in last week’s Sperryville column. But the Muscles from Brussels — thanks to the magic of chroma-keying (aka green screen) by local filmmaker and impresario John Hallberg — never actually set foot in Rappahannock County. The 54-year-old martial-arts movie star agreed to shoot some green-screen scenes in Hollywood, and Hallberg is superimposing the shots into scenes shot on location in Rappahannock for his new independent film, “Attack of the Flying Beagles,” a movie he describes as a “Monty Pythonesque comedy.”

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