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Saturday, February 16, 2013

'Hatfields and McCoys' in Boston

  Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Apparently, the Hatfields and McCoys aren't big on the Bible. NBC's new edge of your seat drama "Hatfields and McCoys" starring Charlize Theron and Virgina Madsen is coming to Boston! A centuries-old family feud reunites in a contemporary urban setting The Hatfields have risen to incredible wealth and power, while the McCoys are working-class.
   Boston lucked out when the project moved from Pennsylvania after the film tax credit cap was enacted there this year. The tv pilot, which was recently green lighted by NBC, will shoot for three weeks starting in mid March. No word yet on who is casting.

David O.Russell Heading Back to The Bean

    The director of "The Fighter", David O. Russell,  is heading back to Beantown and he's bringing along some big friends. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, and Louis C.K are some of the names set to star in O. Russel's latest film.
The movie, which has yet to be titled, takes place during the ABSCAM financial scandal of the 1970's.
Based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist ( Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime who were forced to work with an intense and ambitious FBI agent to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. When cocky con man Melvin Weinberg (Bradley Cooper) is caught by FBI agent Jimmy Boyle’s (Jeremy Renner) unit, he agrees to become an informant and help with several other white collar busts. Together, Mel and the less than competent FBI mastermind the famous 1980 Abscam sting operation, which used a fake Arab sheik and a host of other cunning tricks. Set in seedy New York City, this fast paced drama is the unbelievable and hilarious true story of the operation that helped root out corruption in Congress and severely crippled organized crime. Adams will play Maxine "Max" Gardner, mistress and co-conspirator of Weinberg.
Casting is already taking place with an open call today at Boston Casting. Filming is slated to run from March 11th through May 19th in Boston!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Untitled Wally Pfister Project Coming To Beantown

UPDATE: The Wally Pfister Project has relocated to Los Angeles .

The most highly anticipated project of the year has been shrouded in mystery. "Dark Knight" cinematographer, Wally Pfister, will make his directorial debut in Boston this Fall. The film is being produced by "Dark Knight" director Chris Nolan and his partner Emma Thomas. The script was written by newcomer Jack Paglen. Rumors have been persisting that the project, which is said to star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will be a continuation or follow up to the "Dark Knight" saga. However, the film is set in a world where machines transcend the abilities of the human brain, and depicts the epic conflicts that result. We should learn more details about the project soon as producer are currently casting and scheduled to start shooting in Boston this October.

Boston Gets The Makeover

ABC is shooting a tv movie in Boston this Fall. The writer of "Sweet Home Alabama", C. Jay Cox, is shooting the romantic comedy "The Makeover" in town this September. No word yet on casting.
When she loses her own bid for Congress because her public image is so prim and forbidding, strong willed Hannah Higgins decides to make over Elliot Doolittle, a hugely likeable beer vendor with an egregious Boston accent, into a viable candidate. And during the course of Elliot's make-over and Congressional run, these two vastly different personalities just may encounter unexpected romance -- with one another. Based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw.
The production has a start date scheduled for September 13th.

Larry David and Jon Hamm in New Comedy

Larry David and Jon Hamm are set to star in Davids latest comedy shooting in Boston this Fall. The Untitled Larry David Project is rumored to also star Michael Keaton and Kristin Wiig.
The plot is said to involve David and Hamm as characters who each invest in an electric-car company with different goals in mind. When the car becomes a success, David's character gets his investment back, while Hamm's businessman becomes extremely rich, causing tension between the duo. Keaton is being recruited to play a crazy businessman named Stumpo, who is David's friend. The film, which will air on HBO, starts shooting in town this September.

"The Streets of Southie"

Rapper DMX is rumored to star in the upcoming drama "Streets of Southie" in Boston early next year.After doing almost 15 years for manslaughter, Jamesy Riggs goes back to his hometown of South Boston (locally known as Southie), knowing that he may have paid his legal debt to society but the forces against him in Southie might take a different view.
The production has a scheduled start date of February 23, 2013.

Ferrell and Sandler Hit The Hub

Rumor has it that Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler are teaming up for the first time ever to shoot the comedy "Three Mississippi" aka "The Turkey Bowl" in Boston next year. The film, which was originally supposed to star Mark Wahlberg, will be directed by Sean Anders (That's My Boy).
The story is about two rival families whose annual football game has become increasingly bitter over the years. Filming is expected to start sometime next year.

"Strega" Filming in Maine

The writer and director of "Dream House", David Loucka, will be heading to Maine this September for his latest psychological thriller. "Strega" follows the story of a young scientist who is haunted by a spirit and faces her worst fears on a desolate island off the coast of Maine. Production is expected to start of September 10th.