★ “True Blood” stars come to The Estate in Boston.
★ Jerry Seinfeld appearing at the Wang Center for two shows on September 11.
★ Star of the Food Network, Bobby Flay, comes to Connecticut to judge a healthy grilling contest sponsored by Aetna insurance.
★ The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH gives you highlights from the Telluride film festival (which was at one time held in Portsmouth).
It was a year ago when The Town took over Boston neighborhoods as filming took place in the North End, Charlestown, and Kenmore Square. You might remember hearing gun shots echoing from Hanover Street, nuns with guns running down Lansdowne Street, or even high speed chases throughout the city boarders. The all-star crew includes homeboy hunk Ben Affleck, the beautiful Rebecca Hall, the spicy Blake Lively, the ever so handsome Jon Hamm, and Boston’s own Chris Cooper.
The Town—based on Massachusetts native Chuck Hogan’s heist novel Prince of Thieves—is Affleck’s second directorial debut since Gone Baby Gone, which was wicked good. The screenplay, adapted by Peter Craig and Affleck, follows a group of ruthless blue-collar Charlestown robbers who see nothing wrong in stealing and seem to always find their getaway car.
As always Affleck loves bringing revenue to his native roots and now to one of his favorite places in Boston, Fenway Park. Three days before The Town debuts nationwide, the film will be hitting some homerun’s at Fenway Park on September 14th for a red carpet premiere, a trusted source tells HEC.
Check out HEC video below of Affleck and crew in action last year and become a fan @ www.facebook.com/TheTownMovie. Help make The Town the next blockbuster to come out of Beantown and stay tuned for our coverage of the premiere at Fenway!
Homeboy actor, Ben Affleck, gears up for his second Boston directing debut of The Town, a movie based on Chuck Hogan’s novel The Prince of Theives. Affleck also co-wrote the screen play with Hogan and Peter Craig. The movie involves romance, comedy and thriller effects. A love triangle between the beautiful bank manager, the bold FBI agent and the ugly con man. The Town will be filmed in and around Charlestown, MA starting in September with possible locations involving the North End and Fenway Park which was previously reported on Loaded Gun.
The Town has an all star cast including the lovely Rebecca Hall (Bank Manager) best known for her Golden Globe in Vicky Christina Barcelona, the clean cut Joe Hamm (FBI Agent) who just finished up filming “Mad Men” also filmed in Boston, and the one man band director/writer/actor Ben Affleck who will be co-staring as the “criminal career minded” con man. Affleck is best known for his work in Good Will Hunting, his public romance with Jennifer Lopez, and directing Gone Baby Gone which put him on the map as a talented director. Affleck took some time off after his flops of Gigli and Daredevil but appears to have made full recovery acting, writing and directing all this year. Affleck is set to release Mike Judge’s comedy Extract and just finished shooting The Company Men.
Affleck has been seen around Bean-town sporting his Red Sox cap with his wife Jennifer Garner and their two little girls Violet and Seraphina. One thing we have to say, Affleck really has been bringing in revenue to his home town, Boston. Casting Calls have been posted for this upcoming film. They are looking to cast all ages and authentic Boston accents. If this interests you check out our Hollywood East Career Scene page where you will find more useful information on casting calls.
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