Thursday, June 6, 2013

"There's Vincent D'Onofrio!"

Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio in Shelburne Falls as village is transformed into movie set for 'The Judge'



SHELBURNE -- What happens in Carlinville stays in Carlinville, or so it would seem, as the crew of the movie “The Judge” kept a tight lid on the plot Thursday while turning Shelburne Falls into a town in Indiana.

Fans rubbernecked from a distance as actors Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall and Vincent D’Onofrio shot scenes on Bridge Street. The street was refashioned into downtown Carlinville, Indiana, for its close-up. That and several side streets became part of the set for several hours.

“The Judge” features Downey as a successful lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father (Duvall), who is also the town's judge, is a murder suspect. The comedy-drama also stars Vera Farmiga and Billy Bob Thornton. It is being directed by David Dobkin.

A more detailed plot synopsis was hard to come by. Even extras declined to talk, saying they were bound by a confidentiality agreement. A woman who would identify herself as a publicist only revealed that the scene being filmed Thursday involved Downey and D’Onofrio -- who plays Downey’s brother in the movie -- coming out of the Crawford County Sheriff’s office. Duvall was also in the scene.

The role of the sheriff’s office was played by Shelburne’s Memorial Hall, which owed its identity change to a sign installed by the crew. A banner strung over Bridge Street proclaimed “Crawford County Summer Blueberry Festival.” It boasted such activities as “churning,” “chainsaw carving” and an “outhouse 5K race.”


Other shops on the street were transformed into the “Carlinville Savings and Loan” and the “Carlinville Credit Union.” Signs attached to lampposts read “Carlinville Since 1843.”

Sawyer’s News Company, situated just out of the scene, retained its original identity. Owner Ellen Eller was among those stargazing from the store’s stoop.

“There’s Vincent D’Onofrio!” she said.

Eller said she declined to have her store in the movie because she didn’t want to be at its “beck and call.” She noted that a neighbor hired as an extra spent seven hours shooting and reshooting one scene that involved tying a shoe.

Nonetheless, Eller said having the movie in Shelburne Falls was “fabulous.”

“It’s a great group of people,” she said of the Warner Brothers crew. “They’re very courteous.”
Downey, she said, has been accessible and down-to-earth, mingling with the crowd between takes.
Megan Herzig, who had daughter Rachel, 2, and son Conner, 4, in tow, had to hurry out of the way as the crew prepared for another take. The Shelburne native said she also got to meet Downey that morning.

“He was very nice,” she said.

Downey seemed to be a fan favorite. Asked if she thought he was cute, Sara Jessop of Buckland said, “Doesn’t everyone?”

“The Judge” is scheduled to film scenes in Sunderland before moving on to Worcester and Boston.

via Masslive, 6.6.13
By Fred Contrada



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3 comments:

val said...

Others always look so puny next to him.

havers said...

Vincent looks better than the last couple of months...mhm.

Regina Caschetto said...

Not as cute as Vincent.
Regina

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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