Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Adam Sandler's 'Grown Ups' films at Pilgrim Church

Production for Adam Sandler's "Lake House," now called "Grown Ups," co-starring Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn and David Spade, is heating up in Southborough this week with plans to start filming at the Pilgrim Church located at 15 Common St. and the Old Burial Ground in Southborough beginning on Monday, May 18 until Friday, May 22 with a return visit on Tuesday, May 26.

Crews are slotted to set up shop in Southborough this week and St. Mark's Street will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, May 13 through the Memorial Day holiday. Lakefront Productions will be paying Southborough $20,000, with Pilgrim Church bringing in about $25,000.

While scenes will be shot primarily in Essex and Southborough, an industry insider says Sandler will shoot a few scenes in Boston. "We are only filming about two days in Boston. The rest of the schedule will be at locations outside the city," the Loaded Gun spy confirms.

Sandler's former “SNL” cohorts as well as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” funnyman James are slotted for a 66-day film shoot beginning in May centering around a group of five guys who return to their hometown after 30-years apart for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Filming at the historical Pilgrim Church includes a funeral for the gang's beloved high school basketball coach Bobby Phantom.

Scenes featuring the 12-year-old double versions of the six male stars, in a flashback sequence with their coach you can read here, will be shot at a high school gym and at the namesake Flanders Lakehouse where the boys attend a banquet celebration in 1978 after winning a basketball game.

Actress Maria Bello, currently filming scenes in the made-in-Boston flick "The Company Men" on Summer Street in South Boston, joins Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph as the film's latest recruits.

Click here for the latest on Sandler's "Lake House."

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