The answer to the question is 9/30/11. That’s the day when the Boston-filmed flick What’s Your Number? comes to theaters. After initially being slated for release this past April, studios reconsidered their release date, and pushed it back to an early fall debut. The movie, which filmed in Boston from May through July of last year (2010), stars Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Andy Samberg, and Joel McHale.
The trailer, which was just released earlier this month, highlights many of the Boston locales that were used as backdrops for the romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by Karyn Bosnak. Even in their brief flashes, those familiar with Boston will recognize the North End, Boston Harbor, Post Office Square Park, Boylston Street, Beacon Hill, the Omni Parker Hotel, and the Boston Public Library.
In addition to taking advantage of the Massachusetts tax credits, What’s Your Number? also makes no qualms about the fact it shot in Boston, unlike prior films like The Women and Bride Wars, which each pretended Boston was New York city for those scenes that they shot in Beantown. What’s Your Number? fully embraced its backdrop, and the movie will display the city in its fully glory, including the hundreds of local people that were used as extras.
Andy Samberg, one of the film’s costars, has been making the rounds lately with the release of his musical comedy album as part of the Lonely Island trio, including co-starring in a now-viral music video with Connecticut born Michael Bolton on “Saturday Night Live”, will be returning to the Boston area soon to film I Hate You Dad with Adam Sandler and Leighton Meester. The film has already held casting calls for extras in anticipation of filming around Boston and the Cape next month.
Check out the trailer for What’s Your Number? here: