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‘Dead Man Down’, starring Colin Farrell, and ‘Political Animals’, starring Sigourney Weaver, filming in Philadelphia

by Christine on April 23, 2012 · 19 comments

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Today is slated to be the first official day of shooting on Dead Man Down – a thriller about a wronged mobster grieving after he loses his wife and daughter starring Colin Farrell – in Philadelphia.

Farrell was just spotted doing some pre-production work in Rittenhouse Square Park last week.

The movie is expected to spend about 6 weeks filming in Philly, though it is set in New York City.

Also filming in Philadelphia this month is Political Animals, a new TV series starring Sigourney Weaver. The show, which focuses on a former first lady who is now secretary of state (sound familiar?), is expected to shoot in Philly from April 30 to mid-July. Carla Gugino, Sebastian Stan, Ellen Burstyn and Ciaran Hinds also star in the USA series.

Heery Casting is handling extras for both projects you can find more information on their Facebook Page.

If you have any scoop about where Dead Man Down or Political Animals is filming in Philadelphia, let us know about it in a comment below or via email at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

Thanks to @iPhillyChitChat for the additional info!

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 michele April 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

filming at ss united states on delaware ave


2 Christine April 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

thanks so much Michelle!


3 Sarah April 25, 2012 at 1:24 am

Does anyone know where we can send fanmail to for Dead Man Down?


4 Justiin May 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

They are filming at 15th and Market today (5.1.12)


5 Christine May 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm



6 Dexter May 2, 2012 at 9:13 am

Filming is occurring today, 5/2/2012, in Phila on 17th and Walnut. Trucks, tents and crews are occupying Walnut and Chesnut.


7 Christine May 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

thanks so much for the info!


8 Joan May 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Are they still there?


9 Jamie May 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm



10 Tristy May 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Just came back from being in the city and they were filming on Walnut Street. It was interesting to see how much work they put in for minor scenes just as cars going down a street


11 Judy May 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Well….they shot the same scene from different angles at least 5 times between 4pm and 9pm….Phillie FD hosing down the street – cool black Bentley carrying the mobsters…Terrence Howard is a sweetheart and talked with us all at every corner of Walnut and 17th Street….wonderful special effects – gonna have to see this movie! Dead Man Down….


12 Dexter May 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

Filming resumed today at 6am on Walnut street, from 16th to 9th. Will film all day.


13 Julie May 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Are they going to be filming next week?


14 Christine May 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

yes, if you check the calendar above there are some details about where they are filming


15 Liz May 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I don’t see the calendar but I’d love to know the upcoming filming locations. I work in Rittenhouse and it was fun to watch this week!


16 olga May 8, 2012 at 10:11 am

Yes I too am interested in being on location while they are filming. Please advise dates & locations as they continue through June.


17 Christine May 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

May 5 – 7 Movie shoot (Dead Man Down) is between 16th & 17th Streets and buses will detour at Broad St., continue up Spruce St. to 18th, then return to their regular routes.


18 peter June 9, 2012 at 3:00 am

is anyone currently aware of any locations of filming for thursday june 14th?


19 peter June 9, 2012 at 3:10 am

in case of any confusion id like to know of any filming locations for thursay june 14th for political animals if there are any at all


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