Newton’s own John Krasinski has got lots to talk about lately, with new projects on the horizon, and a major change at “The Office.”
He’s currently gearing up for the release of his new film, Something Borrowed, co-starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Colin Egglesfield. The film is based on the book of the same title by Emily Giffin. It follows the story of two female best friends who end up at odds when one of them sleeps with the other’s fiancé. Krasinski plays Ethan, the “long-time trusted friend” of the girls, who also bears a secret. The film will be in theaters on May 6.
Keeping busy hasn’t been a problem for the 31 year old, who married British actress Emily Blunt in Italy on July 10th of last year. Currently on tap to be released later this year, Krasinski will be appearing with his wife in a new Muppets movie. In 2012, we’ll also see the 6’3” hunk pop up in Everybody Loves Whales, co-starring Kristen Bell and Drew Barrymore, which is currently in post-production. He’ll also be in Nobody Walks, co-starring Rosemarie DeWitt, which is currently in pre-production.
Another busy actor and fellow Massachusetts native Steve Carrell departs “The Office” today, and former “SNL” funnyman Will Ferrell steps in to take his place–if only temporarily. When asked whether or not the temporary addition to the cast will become permanent, Krasinski remains mum, saying only that business will continue as usual on the hit show, no matter who ends up being the boss.
Valentine’s Day is here and regardless of whether you like the holiday, it still gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic comedy or two.
There are a couple of romantic comedies at the box office this weekend (like the star-studded Valentine’s Day or last week’s number one film at the box office, Dear John. If you’re looking for a lovely night at home, however, why not try one of these classic romance flics that were filmed right here in Hollywood East?
Perfect for sports fans who want to relive the Red Sox’s historic 2004 World Series win while also getting a good dose of romance. Made by Rhode Island natives Kevin and Bobby Farrelly, this movie deals with the sacrifices a Boston Red Sox super fan (Jimmy Fallon) has to make in order to be with his new girlfriend (Drew Barrymore).
Best for those who want to forget about their boyfriend (or lack thereof) on Valentine’s Day, last year’s Bride Wars (filmed in Massachusetts) features Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway fighting over everything from their wedding date to their dress.
High-minded couples or fans of quirk will dig this 2009 movie filmed in Connecticut starring Maya Rudolph and Massachusetts native John Krasinski. The film chronicles a thirtysomething couple searching for a new home where they can raise their new child.
Another Farrelly brothers movie on the list, this 1998 film shot in Rhode Island is best for those who enjoy dark and gross out humor. This film follows Ted (played by Ben Stiller), a onetime geek in high school, who tries to reunite with his old prom date, Mary (Cameron Diaz). The only problem is that everyone else she meets wants to date her too.
Some honorable mentions include last year’s The Proposal (filmed in Massachusetts), 27 Dresses (made in Rhode Island) and Mr. Deeds (Connecticut). For more on movies filmed in New England, check out our “Movies in New England” section and if you’d like to buy any of these DVDs for that special someone, be sure to do it at our Amazon store, where a percentage of the proceeds goes toward the May Institute.
What’s you favorite Hollywood East romance flic?
April 28–If you missed “Bride Wars” at the theaters, pick up a copy of the newly released on DVD Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson flick and see how good you are at spotting the hip Boston hotspots used as make-shift New York City filming locations. Venues include the South End’s Pho Republique, The Estate nightclub in The Alley, the Langham Hotel, and the Public Garden.
Filming originally took place in April and May of 2008, and even featured some all-star extras; Several Boston Red Sox significant others served as party guests in a bridal-shower scene including Jacoby Ellsbury’s girlfriend, Kelsey Hawkins; Jonathan Papelbon’s wife, Ashley; Dustin Pedroia’s wife, Kelli; and Tim Wakefield’s wife, Stacey. While in town, Kate Hudson was spotted frequenting eating at Beacon Hill’s notable neighborhood eatery, and celebrity favorite, The Paramount, as well as grabbing a slice with her son at Pizzeria Regina in the North End. Watch the Bride Wars trailer for a sneak peek.
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