The fall movie season is ramping up, and the next month contains not one but two star-studded, filmed-in-Boston flicks ready to thrill you, or tickle your funny bone.
First up, Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, and Rosamund Pike; this futuristic, sci-fi thriller follows the story of a cop (Willis) who must leave his home after years in isolation in order to investigate the murders of surrogate robots through which humans are able to interact. This 2008 production happened all over Boston and beyond, with other towns including Hopedale, Lawrence, Lynn, Wayland, and Woburn, Massachusetts all playing host to scenes in the film. Other areas included the old Paul Dever School in Taunton, the former Worcester courthouse in Worcester. Boston’s South End and South Street in the Leather District were also used during filming. The Human Scale office at 179 South Street was transformed into a futuristic robot salon where Willis shot scenes in July of ’08. Surrogates will be in theaters September 25.
The Invention of Lying, starring Jennifer Garner, Rob Low, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, and the incredibly talented Tina Fey will be sure to please those in search of a snicker on October 2. The playful film takes place in a world where no one has ever lied before, until a writer devises the mechanics for his own purposes. Also filmed in 2008, production took the stars all over Boston, Lowell, Quincy, and North Andover.
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