Saturday, August 16, 2008

'The Women' remake transforms Boston into NYC

What happens when your script is set in Manhattan but you shoot the film's key scenes in Boston as a way to take advantage of the state's insanely low tax credit?

The answer is "The Women," a remake of George Cukor's 1939 classic starring Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Eva Mendez.

For the record, "The Women" was filmed in Boston's Back Bay area including the Copley Plaza Hotel and 33 Restaurant and Lounge and in Gloucester, specifically at Lighthouse Beach and along the Annisquam River.

Boston's Newbury Street, for example, was transformed to mimic the Big Apple's posh Madison Avenue retail stretch.

Who knew Boston looked so much like Manhattan?

"The Women" hits theaters Friday, Sept. 12.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find it odd that Boston was good enough to serve as the film's backdrop yet the final cut showcases NYC.

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