Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"The Judge" begins filming in June


Producers of "The Judge," a Warner Brothers feature film starring Robert Downey Jr., are scouting out locations in Shelburne Falls and other Western Massachusetts communities for filming this summer.

"They are looking at several locations in Western Massachusetts right now. I am in touch with the location scouts," said Diane Pearlman, executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Commission.

She confirmed that Shelburne Falls, where scenes for the upcoming "Labor Day" with Kate Winslet were filmed last June, is in the running. However, Pearlman stressed it was too soon to say exactly where the movie will be shot.

Filming in Western Massachusetts will last two to three weeks in June or July, she said.
Producers will also spend a few weeks shooting in Boston. They were attracted to the Bay State because of tax incentives, Pearlman said.

"The Judge" is a co-production between the star's Team Downey and director David Dobkin’s Big Kid Pictures.

In recent months, Shelburne Falls officials have been working with their counterparts in neighboring Buckland to determine a film permitting process and practical guidelines for studios.

Shelburne Falls Selectman Joseph J. Judd, who has been active in drafting a permit process, said it was not related to the filming of "The Judge." Rather, it was sparked by concerns raised during the filming of "Labor Day," he said.

"We learned during the filming that the town had been looked at six times for movies and no one was aware of it," Judd said.

Judd said he could not confirm or deny whether talks between the town and the producers of "The Judge" had taken place.

In "The Judge," Downey will star as a successful lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town's judge, is suspected of murder.

The comedy-drama also stars Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air"), as well as Vincent D'Onofrio ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") and Billy Bob Thornton ("Sling Blade").

Filming in Boston is expected to commence in June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Attempts to reach the Massachusetts Film Office were unsuccessful.

via  masslive.com
by Ray Kelly, 4.1.13



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1 comment:

Regina Caschetto said...

This movie sounds great, as long as Vincent doesn't turn out to be the killer.
Regina

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