Regardless of a full yr of pandemic lockdowns and restrictions, the cameras have nonetheless been rolling within the Massachusetts movie trade.
In all probability the most important title of the yr — Adam McKay’s star-studded Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up” — wrapped filming in February. However there are nonetheless loads of TV exhibits and flicks at present in manufacturing, in addition to others which might be scheduled to start filming later this yr.
Listed below are the entire main films and TV exhibits filming in Massachusetts in 2021, in addition to every little thing we at present find out about them. Keep tuned for much more productions coming to the Bay State later this yr, which we’ll make sure you share as soon as the cameras begin rolling.
‘American Horror Story’
After quite a few delays, the FX anthology horror sequence “American Horror Story” kicked off production March 1 in Provincetown. Filming beneath the code title “Pilgrim,” season 10 of Ryan Murphy’s present is filming for 2 weeks throughout Provincetown, with particular places together with Pilgrim Monument, Winthrop Avenue Cemetery, Mews Restaurant, and Racing Seaside.
New pictures from the set of “American Horror Story” Season 10 in Provincetown. Locals have been requested to not take pictures and movies of filming however teased that what they noticed signifies the season will probably be very “atmospheric.” #AHS pic.twitter.com/YkHeazxWC8
— The AHS Zone (@ahszone) March 4, 2021
Stars like Macaulay Culkin (“Dwelling Alone”), Adina Porter (“True Blood”), Ryan Kiera Armstrong (“It Chapter Two”), and Lenox native Finn Wittrock (“Unbroken”) have been noticed round city, and extra of the solid is predicted to movie scenes earlier than Massachusetts manufacturing wraps March 12.
— The AHS Zone (@ahszone) March 1, 2021
Showtime’s revival of its award-winning drama “Dexter” began filming in Massachusetts in late January, and can proceed till July, based on a supply conversant in the manufacturing.
Michael C. Corridor is reprising the titular function of Dexter Morgan, who for eight seasons labored as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Division whereas residing a double life as a vigilante serial killer. Becoming a member of Corridor for the 10-episode restricted sequence are Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Julia Jones (“The Mandalorian”), Alano Miller (“Sylvie’s Love”), Johnny Sequoyah (“Imagine”), and Jack Alcott (“The Good Lord Hen”).
The present will happen within the fictional upstate New York city of Iron Lake, and first manufacturing will probably be filmed west of I-495 in cities and cities comparable to Devens, Gardner, Lancaster, Sterling, West Boylston, and Worcester, based on two sources conversant in the manufacturing.
‘Don’t Look Up’
The most important movie manufacturing of the yr was undoubtedly “Don’t Look Up,” the Netflix doomsday comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence (“The Starvation Video games”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Titanic”) and about 20 different A-list actors who filmed throughout Massachusetts from November 2020 by means of February 2021.
Directed by Adam McKay (“The Massive Quick”), the movie stars Lawrence and DiCaprio as astronomers who uncover a comet that can quickly destroy the planet. As they embark on a media tour to tell the world of its impending demise, they’re met with ignorance, indifference, and resistance from politicians and the general public.
A few of the most noteworthy moments within the manufacturing befell in Boston, together with: DiCaprio and Lawrence filming in entrance of dozens of followers at South Station; Jonah Hill (“Superbad”) and Matthew Perry (“Friends”) being booed and pelted with objects whereas filming a rally scene in entrance of the Museum of Effective Arts; filmmakers transforming the Financial District into New York City for scenes with DiCaprio, Lawrence, and Tomer Sisley (“We’re the Millers”); a flame-filled riot scene with DiCaprio, Lawrence, and Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”) filmed downtown at Howl at the Moon; and scenes with DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), and Tyler Perry (“Gone Woman”) filmed on the Fairmont Copley within the Again Bay, together with ones that includes a paparazzi mob and a fist fight.
Along with the aforementioned cities, “Don’t Look Up” additionally filmed in Brockton, Canton, Chicopee, Fall River, Framingham, North Attleborough, Norton, Salisbury, Westborough, Weymouth, and Worcester.
‘Kevin Can F*** Himself’
AMC Networks is hitting again at stereotypical gender roles in sitcoms with “Kevin Can Go F*** Himself,” a brand new sequence produced by sitcom veteran Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”) and starring Emmy-winning actress Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”). Within the present, Murphy performs a put-upon sitcom spouse whose buffoonish husband lastly pushes her to a breaking level.
Created by Craig DiGregorio (“Shrill”), the sequence started filming in Massachusetts in September 2020, and returned to the state in 2021 to complete up its eight hour-long episodes. To date, the present has shot scenes in Avon, Brockton, Hingham, Milton, Randolph, and Worcester.
‘The Tender Bar’
Ben Affleck made his return to Boston this month to movie “The Tender Bar,” a coming-of-age drama directed by George Clooney based mostly on the memoir of the identical title by J.R. Moehringer. Manufacturing started in late February and is predicted to run by means of late April, based on a supply conversant in the manufacturing. To date, movie crews have visited Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, and Watertown for the film, and are anticipated to go to a number of different close by cities, together with a number of on the North Shore earlier than filming is completed.
“The Tender Bar” tells the story of Moehringer’s childhood residing on Lengthy Island with out a father, a New York disc jockey who disappeared earlier than J.R. might communicate. Looking for a alternative father determine, Moehringer begins spending time at a bar owned by his uncle, the place the regulars welcome him as one in every of their very own. Tye Sheridan (“Prepared Participant One”) will play J.R., with Affleck as his wisecracking uncle Charlie, Lily Rabe (“Vice”) as J.R.’s mom, and Christopher Lloyd (“Again to the Future”) as his grandfather, according to multiple reports.
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