True Story, based on the book by journalist Michael Finkel, is filming on the Upper West Side today.
The film stars Oscar-nominees James Franco and Jonah Hill, as well as Felicity Jones. For additional star power, Brad Pitt is producing the movie.
OLV reports production is in the area of Broadway & 95th.
Some details from IndieWire.com:
Based on the memoir by journalist Michael Finkel, the absolutely bizarre story will find Hill playing the author of the book, who formerly worked for the New York Times, and found his life take a stranger turn when Christian Longo (Franco) — a wanted man on the FBI Top Ten list for mudering his family — was arrested in Mexico. The twist? He was living under the name Michael Finkel. The New York Times then fired Finkel saying he had made up portions of an investigate report. Things get even stranger when Longo says that the only representative of the press he’ll speak to, is Finkel. Bonkers.
OLV notes True Story recently began production and is expected to continue shooting in NYC through around May 1st.
If you’re in the southern part of the neighborhood, OLV also reports CBS’s The Good Wife is filming in the neighborhood.
Production is in the area around West End and Amsterdam Avenues, near 59th.
The Good Wife features a great ensemble cast, including Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Josh Charles, and Christine Baranski to name a few.
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