‘Untitled Steven Spielberg Project’, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, is filming in White Plains, NY


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A major motion picture is being filmed in the most unlikely of places - an old AT&T building in White Plains, NY.

We've just learned the Untitled Steven Spielberg Project, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, will be filming in the AT&T building, near Route 22/North Broadway and Barker Ave -Hamilton Ave in White Plains, for the next few weeks.

The movie features Hanks and Streep as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham who, in 1971, battled the federal government for the right to publish the Pentagon Papers. For those too young to remember, the Pentagon Papers were a leaked study from the Department of Defense that "detailed the U.S. government’s military involvement in Vietnam."

After The Washington Post and New York Times both released portions of the papers, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a temporary restraining order against any further publication because they felt it was detrimental to U.S. national security. The two papers joined together to fight the order in court and won in the Supreme Court which ruled the government had failed to prove harm to national security, and that the publication was within the papers' First Amendment rights. Though it is set in the 1970s, the movie's themes seem especially timely given today's political climate.

The currently Untitled Steven Spielberg Project movie was going by The Paper and is now using the working title Nor'easter.

There is no word as to what scenes they are filming in the building but, we would assume - since it is an old office building - that they have recreated the Washington Post offices inside.

A huge thank you to @JonUPS_ for the scoop! If you have any news about the Untitled Steven Spielberg filming in White Plains, let us know about it at [email protected]!

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  1. 1
    Det. Movie Buff

    The outside looks slightly like the actual Washington Post building in DC. Maybe they will shoot the outside of it. Remember that SALT faked exteriors of the nearby County office building to double as DC, so maybe this project will shoot in the same vicinity as these are 1970’s era buildings.

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    Peter

    Currently filming in front of the NYC Yacht club building on 43rd street between 5th and 6th aces. 3 story green screens, old cars, the whole bit. 7/11/17

  3. 3
    Ed S.

    It was West 44th Street, around noon. Early ’70’s cars lined the street in front of the Harvard Club. The entrance façade of the venerable Library of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, at 20 West 44th, was transformed with signage into an “Annex” for the New York Times with the newspaper’s distinctive logo.

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    Ed S.

    It was West 44th Street, around noon, a beautiful day. 60’s-70’s-vintage cars lined the block in front of the Harvard Club. Across the street, the entrance façade of the venerable Library of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, at 20 West 44th, was transformed with signage into an “Annex” for the New York Times with the newspaper’s distinctive logo.

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    BG

    Looks like they were downtown financial district today at 20 Exchange, not much going on outside, seemed like a lot going on inside the building.

  6. 6
    Connie Smith

    Just an FYI: A movie going by the name “nor’easter is being filmed today in Manhattan by the Plaza hotel. Paramount and Haddad trucks are there along with food tables for cast and crew.

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    Diane

    ” old” cars including a ” super beauty” of a Limousine parking on Barker Ave this morning.. 😇
    ( rear of old ATnT building)

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    Chris

    Filming at Grant’s Tomb today on the upper west side across from International House on Riverside. Fourth floor of I House is buzzing with crews and techs.

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