On Friday, theaters across the country will finally know the answer to the question that’s been plaguing us all summer. What’s Your Number?, starring Anna Faris and Boston’s own Chris Evans is finally coming to theaters after filming all around Beantown from May through July of 2010.
Ads for the upcoming release have been playing seemingly nonstop since the trailer was released earlier this summer, with increasing frequency throughout the past month. The film follows Ally Darling (Faris), a recently fired marketing executive, who reads a magazine article that says that women who have had 20 or more lovers have trouble getting married. Realizing she has already had 19 lovers, she begins a wild search to track down all of her exes, hoping to find one that could be her missed opportunity to find her soul mate.
The film, which was originally scheduled for release earlier this year until it got pushed back to this fall, is being talked about by many within the industry as perhaps being a vehicle for solidifying Anna Faris is a bona fide leading lady. Her hunky costar, which became more of a household name after this summer’s Captain America, was actually just gearing up to film the iconic role when WYN was being shot. His superhero physique is shown throughout the film, including a nude scene on the docks near Boston harbor. The scene seemingly also offers a glimpse of Anna’s goods, however, C.P. Casting, who handled wrangling the myriad of local extras who filled the backgrounds of many scenes, was also responsible for finding a body double with Faris’s physique and exact measurements to fill-in for her on camera.
The film is sure to be a hit with both rom com fans and Bostonians a like, as the movie is serving as a sort of visual love letter to our fair city, featuring a wide array of Beantown backdrops. Outdoor spaces like the docks at Fan Pier, Piers Park in East Boston, Salem Street in the North End, Boylston Street, Copley Square, Beacon Hill, and Post Office Square Park in the Financial District can all be clearly seen throughout the trailer. Other things, known more to Boston locals, will also make appearances onscreen, like old-time Beacon Hill hang-out, the 21st Amendment, Arlington Church, Mini Bar on Huntington Street, and even ones of those cutesy bicycles with a mounted warming-box used by the delivery guys at popular pizzeria, The Upper Crust, will play a role in the film.
What’s Your Number? also costars Joel McHale and Andy Samberg, and hits theaters everywhere September 30, and is rated R.
Photo Credit: Official What’s Your Number? Facebook Page
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Comic book junkies and action movie fans across the internet were all a flutter this past week with the release of new photos from the set of the new Captain America: The First Avenger movie, starring Chris Evans. The pics showed the young star with a new blonde hair style, and visibly bulked up compared to his appearance in previous movies, sporting a tight white T-shirt and khaki pants.
Though he is no stranger to action films, as his previous work includes The Fantastic Four, he will also be starring in the upcoming The Avengers. Captain America will be the first time he has been in the solitary starring role.
Born in Boston, the 29 year old star went back to his roots recently, co-starring in the made in Massachusetts flick, What’s Your Number, with Anna Faris. The romantic comedy, which is set to be released sometime next year, follows the story of a woman who goes back through all of her previous boyfriends in hopes of finding her soul mate. Directed by Mark Mylod, the film shot in locations all around the Hub from mid May to mid July of this year, including Boylston Street, Boston Harbor, Arlington Church, and Post Office Square Park.
Evans’ current film is shooting in the UK, with the movie expected to be released sometime late next year.
Last week’s death of New Hampshire resident and prolific author, J.D. Salinger, continues to sadden many who were touched by his stories. The author, best known for the classic “The Catcher in the Rye,” hit home for many with his character Holden Caulfeld, a teen dealing with feelings of alienation, innocence and fantasy.
The frank language and main character’s actions in “The Catcher in the Rye” often led to the book being banned since its debut in 1951. Nonetheless, the book continues to inspire adults and teens alike. Although there have been many attempts at adapting “The Catcher in the Rye” and other stories by Salinger, he always refused to sanction any film or stage rights to his novels. Ironically, however, his son, Matt Salinger, became an actor.
Growing up in New England, Matt Salinger attended Phillips Academy in Andover, MA before going on to Princeton and Columbia University with a degree in art history and drama. Salinger made his film debut as a prominent character in 1984′s Revenge of the Nerds. He then went on to star in his best known role as Steve Rogers in the 1990 Marvel Comics adaptation of “Captain America.” (Comic book fans and curious viewers can watch the film for free on Hulu.com.)
Since then, he has appeared on episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “24.” Through his production company, he has also produced several plays and independent films including Let the Devil Wear Black and Mojave Moon. Over the years, Salinger has been a strong protector of his father’s privacy and remembers him as “…a caring, fun, and wonderful father to me, and a tremendous grandfather to my boys.”
Currently, Matt Salinger resides in Connecticut, where he is producing two features and acting in the locally filmed movie, Harvest.
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