Shawn Levy’s star-studded film This Is Where I Leave You begins filming in New York today.
The movie, based on the 2009 novel by Jonathan Tropper, stars Jason Bateman, along with Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Ari Graynor, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, and Adam Driver.
Where I Leave You revolves around four combative siblings who reunite at their childhood home for a week after their father dies.
In our Field Guide to Celebrity Sighting: NYC we list The Ed Sullivan Theatre as one of the top 3 spots in NYC for celeb sightings, and the the video above is a perfect example why we’ve given it such a high ranking!
The Ed Sullivan Theatre is the home of The Late Show with David Letterman which means every afternoon celebs who are set to appear on Dave’s show stop and sign autographs for fans on their way in and the way of the studio.
On Monday night Harrison Ford greeted fans outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC before an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Ford was there to discuss his new film 42, but the waiting fans outside were more interested in having their Star Wars memorabilia signed. And, Ford took it all in stride signing autographs down the entire line!
This week, A Walk Among The Tombstones, starring Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens, begins filming in New York City.
Liam will take on the role of Matt Scudder in this adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel. According to Deadline, “Neeson plays Scudder at the time he’s an ex-NYPD cop and unlicensed private detective and recovering alcoholic. He’s hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. In the process, he discovers that the kidnappers have done this before and it has led to brutal murders.”
Last night Johnny Depp made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, in part to play with and support Bill Carter & the Blame who performed their song Anything Made of Paper.
While he was there he told Dave about the near death encounter he had on the set of The Lone Ranger.
“We were shooting at a different place in the desert where there’s these little bumps and things,” Depp, wearing layers of scarves and his signature brimmed hat, told Letterman. “And so the horse that I was on decided to jump a couple of these little obstacles. The horse was unaware that the saddle I was wearing to sit on top of it was jury-rigged, kind of faked … to give the effect that I’m riding bareback. So basically it’s not very tight on the horse. So when we came down, the saddle slipped and I went to the left and had the reins here and somehow had the wherewithal to grab the mane of the horse. All very calm for some reason, I figured that fear would kick in but it didn’t. I was waiting,” he said laughing.
Today, a new project called True Story began filming at Cine Magic Riverfront Studios in Brooklyn.
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.
One of the top Celebrity Sighting Spots in our NYC Field Guide just happens to be Live with Kelly & Michael’s studio, where one of of our Twitter followers, @KenNg105, not only spotted Michael Strahan arriving for work last week, but also saw Viola Davis signing autographs for fans before her appearance on the show.
Viola is currently making the talk show rounds in support of her latest film, Beautiful Creatures, in which she plays Amma, the town’s all-knowing librarian, who acts as a conduit to supernatural realms.