Wednesday, December 10, 2008
'The Proposal' transforms Rockport into Alaska
Shot in the Bay State but set in NYC and Alaska? Diva boss Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep from losing her visa status in NYC and avoid deportation to Canada. The Rockport-shot scenes act as a stand-in for ... get this ... Sitka, Alaska.
Oh, the magic of Hollywood.
Locally-shot scenes for "The Proposal" were filmed at 225 Franklin Street, Bearskin Neck in Rockport, the Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton as well as scenes in Gloucester.
Bullock and her husband Jesse James of TV's "Monster Garage" were hit by a drunk driver on Friday, April 18 while filming in Gloucester. "The Proposal" is slotted for release on June 12, 2009.