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The Brad Pitt-produced movie ‘True Story’ is filming in Warwick, NY this week

by Christine on March 7, 2013 · 49 comments

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The new movie True Story, which is being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company, is currently filming around Cascade Rd and Brady Rd in Warwick, NY. They are also working around Warwick County Park.

The movie is based on a memoir by Michael Finkel, the former New York Times Magazine writer who learned Christian Longo, one of the FBI’s Wanted, had been living under his identity for years. The day after Longo was captured, Finkel was fired for falsifying a story but, just when it seemed his career was over, Longo decided he would only do interviews with Finkel, which gave him a chance to redeem himself.

Jonah Hill is playing Finkel and James Franco has signed on to play Longo. The film will shoot in and around New York City through May 1st. Other locations will include Sparky’s Diner in Garnerville and their home studio, Cine Magic Riverfront Studios, in Brooklyn.

The folks at Winter Green Knoll contacted us last week and told us they had just delivered a 6′ (wood-carved) Grizzly Bear to be part of the Log Cabin set in Warwick. They also said they heard the cabin the portraying a Montana hideaway for the writer in the movie (Finkel). You can check out their work below:

There are also rumors flying around town that Brad Pitt is staying in Warwick for the shoot.

If you spot Brad,  or any of the actors, or see True Story filming, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

UPDATE: Filming will take Place Friday, March 8 – Monday, March 18 (excluding weekends) at a log cabin located at 86 Brady Rd, Warwick. There will also be a driving shot filmed on one of these days in which an actor goes out to the mailbox to get his mail, this will also take place on Brady Rd (and based on the fact that we’ve heard the cabin is suppose to belong to Finkel in the movie, we believe the actor will be Jonah Hill).

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me March 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

The rumors r a lie. Brad Pitt is in France. As a producer he never goes on location, he sometimes visits, but rarely. He’s not a line producer. He’s does more the work before the film starts shooting. Dede n others r on location.

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Andre March 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

i just saw him this morning in Warwick

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me March 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

You need to get new glasses lol This morning he was in France overseeing the sell of their wine. He’s been in France since last Mon.

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Fyi March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Brad is on France for the launch of his and Angelina’s wine. There are pics of him arriving there earlier this week. The launch was extremely successful, all the initial 6000 bottles released sold out in 5 hours earlier today. He may visit this film on location at some point but as the other commenter said usually DDG is on location for Plan B films especially if Brad is not acting in a film.

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FYI is wrong March 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Brad is in warwick and there are photos to prove it!

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Brad in France March 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Where are these photos of Brad in NY state? Proof or u or lying. Lol

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Lisa March 9, 2013 at 3:01 am

Listen we all obviously live in Warwick and have seen him in person instead of a photo taken who really knows when and it’s now Saturday so it’s more the possible to do a promotion in France and be back in NY hours later and Warwick is an hour north of NYC and FYI Warwick has a history in cinematography and famous people… Michael Jackson did a video off of 94 back almost 29 yrs ago, multiple scenes from the movie In & Out are filmed around town even a half mile down my road, Lorraine Braccos sister lives in the maroon house on the right side of Kings Highway heading towards Chester. And now we have Brad Pitt

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Lisa March 9, 2013 at 3:03 am

Listen we all obviously live in Warwick and have seen him in person instead of a photo taken who really knows when and it’s now Saturday so it’s more the possible to do a promotion in France and be back in NY hours later and Warwick is an hour north of NYC and FYI Warwick has a history in cinematography and famous people… Michael Jackson did a video off of 94 back almost 29 yrs ago, multiple scenes from the movie In & Out are filmed around town even a half mile down my road, Lorraine Braccos sister lives in the maroon house on the right side of Kings Highway heading towards Chester

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Nicole March 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Yah brad is here in Warwick I live a few minutes away from cascade

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Brad in France March 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Jonah and James are there filming but Brad is not.

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steve March 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I’ve heard a lot of rumors. That brad has eaten here or hung there in Warwick in the last couple days. But I haven’t scene a single photo and for all these people I am heading who saw him…no legit photos has turned up. As for the set…I went to it today and its up a driveway that you can’t see the set from the road. But the signs are everywhere. And as for the camp ( dressings rooms, etc. ) …they were at an ambulance building. Aside from that didn’t really see anything else. Just drove around and wasted gas lol.

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Definitely there.. March 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Just saw a pic of Brad in front of the Toy Chest in Warwick..based on the sun being out, it had to be yesterday or Tuesday..but he was there

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real eyes realize real lies. March 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

toy chest picture was photo shoppped dumbasss!!!!!!!!

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Liane March 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Well we haven’t seen any pictures to back this up but personally i would like to hang with Jonah, he would love our great town and people and we all know theres many great places in Warwick to let loose!

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Steve March 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

The Toy chest photo def looked Photo Shopped. sorry to say. Real Eyes…. no need to be rude about it.
That Toy Chest photo is the only photo that has turned up and it does look photo shopped … in fact he has no left arm.
Warwick is a nice town with lots to do but if Pitt was there , people would have taken photos with cameras or phones and nothing has turned up. I’ll believe it when i see it. Right now its all rumors.

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Jason Mann March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I was there today at the shoot and I talked to the guys pitt not there he laughed at me the only two are johna and franko I have pics and proof I was at the house today and watched. For 20 mins and tommrow they film

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matt March 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

how did you get up to watch did they let you?

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Christine March 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm
Steve March 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

i had a feeling . if any one is in warwick right now its Jonah Hill … not Franco or Pitts .. the House they are using is supposed to be Hill’s Characters home. i knew Franco wasn’t there. I am still waiting to see the pictures that everyone is claiming.

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Christine March 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

They are definitely filming in Warwick, though we can’t confirm who is there, we did hear extras, etc are to report/ meet at 166 New York 17A, Warwick.

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matt March 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Hi is that 166 route 17A to meet for extras

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marlene March 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

My friends have been telling me of Brad sightings in Warwick. I lived there for 20yrs before moving to Charlotte 5 yrs ago. I was wondering what he was filming. Found your site and was happy to know what the movie was and the other stars in it.
That was not a photo shopped pic of Brad in front of the Toy Chest.
We have had movie crews in Warwick before.

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Dan March 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

Wow … I bet they are having FUN filming today … about 8 to 10 inches of heavy snow has fallen and is still falling (as of 10am ET) … Brady Mtn is covered in white.

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Linda & Mark March 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Not sure if Brad is at the location in Warwick…but know it is suppose to be the setting where Jonah Hill’s character is hiding out…we delivered a 6′ Grizzly Bear there to complete the set…beautiful area and amazing people…
http://www.facebook.com/wintergreenknoll

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Guest March 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Are they going to be in Warwick on Saturday? Does anybody know?

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Liz March 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Brad was sighted in Warwick. Friend shot pic while driving through filming area. Pic is definitely Brad!

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Christine March 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm
BH March 9, 2013 at 11:04 am
BH March 9, 2013 at 11:04 am
Christine March 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks BH! Great find!

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Christine March 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I added the updates to the post above

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Dave March 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Base Camp at Ambulance Corps has some activity today ahead of filming this week

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Rose Hongo March 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm

My Husband and I are proud to say we purchased the the bear thats being used in this movie from Mark and Linda Tyoe of Winter Green Knoll for our restraunt called the Hungry Bear Cafe, in St.Johnsville NY. Mark and Linda are great people . We purchased this wonderful bear and then were called by Mark and Linda to see if we would rent this for the movie which we did. Our Cafe features all homemade cooking from soup to salads, I make all homemade pies, Chicken +Biscuits, We have Fresh Haddock Fish Frys on Fridays , awesome omelets, homemade bean+ham soup the best in Herkimer + and Montgomery County. Liver and Onions, Stop in and See the famous Bear and have a great breakfast, lunch, or Dinner,

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rockland guy March 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

By any chance does anyone know if this film also had scenes shot at St. Johns in the Wilderness in Harriman State park. The building across the street was modified with signs and an old gas pump. The building was called Tippe Canoe on the sign and the building had a large Gas sign put on the roof. Yesterday it was all gone when I hiked up there. If this was not related nayone know what was being filmed across the street fromt he church?

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me March 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm

The log cabin belongs to a friend of mine! Just sayin

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Angelique March 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Filming at orange co. Jail today for brads up coming movie.

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Christine March 23, 2013 at 12:13 am

thanks!!

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Linsey April 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Jonah hill and James Franco filming in bayville, ny today at the beach

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Christine April 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

thanks!

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Lori T April 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Heard rumors that they are filming today in port Jefferson near Danford’s restaurant and marina. my mother just told me they rented the parking lot at the hospital she works at for the trailers.

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