Peabody, MA was abuzz this week when Adam Sandler and the cast and crew of his new film, I Hate You Dad took over the town. A casting call was held in Boston last month for the new comedy and shooting began in Massachusetts on Monday.
The film crew took over a Peabody apartment complex, converting the building into a graffiti-covered drug house.
While some residents were pestered by the crew’s presence, others were excited to do some stargazing in the Bay State. Adam Sandler was seen on set, as well as one-hit-wonder Vanilla Ice, who plays a wedding planner in the film. Sandler was said to have stopped at nearby, Carroll Elementary School to speak to students about summer reading.
Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon and Ian Ziering also star in the comedy, due in theaters next summer.
HGTV’s “My First Place” is coming to Beverly, Mass., to follow some first-time house hunters. Execs at HGTV chose Boston and its surrounding towns for their diverse homebuyer potential and real estate variety. It will be the first time any Boston-area cities will be featured on the show. No other shows in any New England towns are currently in the works, however they may focus on New Hampshire in the future.
“My First Place” looks for expressive first-time buys who are excited to share their experience with viewers. The show highlights the trials and tribulations many people buying their first home experience. From home inspections to the final closing, this new show captures everything in between.
“We love expressive first-time buyers who are really excited about sharing the roller coaster ride of the home buying experience. It can be a stressful process, and we seek out people who represent an endless variety of personal stories and situations that our viewers can relate to,” HGTV exec Min Lee told us. The Beverly episode, airing sometime early next year features a man from Peabody, MA looking to move closer to his family.
If you want to share your home buying experience or home renovation work with millions of people across the United States, find out how at the HGTV website.
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