Friday, February 06, 2009
Made-in-Boston 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' trailer
"The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," which once again transforms Boston into NYC, was filmed in the Hub for three months beginning last February.
A bachelor played by Matthew McConaughey is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends (including Ben Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner) at his younger brother's wedding, awakening feelings for his first love. Michael Douglas, Anne Archer and Robert Forster co-star in this made-in-Boston flick.
Think Ebenezer Scrooge and "A Christmas Carol" but with a helluva hotter looking leading man.
Speaking of the film's lead, McConaughey spills about his character Connor Mead on his MySpace blog here. "It's cool being in a very edgy comedy where the dialogue and situations skirt that R-rated innuendo," he writes. "My character ... is cynical about the promises of [marriage] ... Until all those damn ghosts of my girlfriends come visit me and scare the you know what outta me. Hopefully I'll make it out alive."
Filming locations include Sonsie, 327 Newbury St., the Leather District's South Street near South Station and the Crane Estate's Crane Mansion in Ipswich. While filming on Newbury Street, Garner made a dash to the North Face store for a winter jacket.
"The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" hits theaters on Friday, May 1.