Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ben Affleck's 'The Town' filming at Old Sully's pub

Ben Affleck's blue-collar heist flick "The Town" is slotted to film all day Friday, Nov. 6 at the old-school watering hole known as "Old Sully's" located at on Union Street near the Community College Station Orange Line T stop, according to a Loaded Gun Boston tipster.

Known for its wood-paneled backroom, the nondescript pub is a colorful haunt from Charlestown's past with roots going back to the speakeasy days of Prohibition. Crews are slotted to film inside as well as two exterior shots at night.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, crews filmed some strip club scenes at Centerfolds/The Glass Slipper located at 22 LaGrange Street.

Affleck, playing Boston's most wanted bank robber, is both directing and starring in the film following a love triangle involving a crook, a bankteller and a FBI agent. The movie is an adaptation of the Charlestown-based heist novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan which was written for the big screen by Peter Craig and Affleck.

"The Town" also stars Jon Hamm, known as Don Draper from "Mad Men," as a FBI agent who becomes smitten with a female bank employee, played by "Frost/Nixon" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" actress Rebecca Hall.

Blake Lively, known as Serena van der Woodsen from "Gossip Girl," is playing Affleck's troubled ex-girlfriend. Jeremy Renner, winning over critics with his role in "The Hurt Locker," stars as Lively's brother and Affleck's partner in crime.

Click here for the latest on Ben Affleck's "The Town."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

they settin up again in melrose as of fri for the town

Anonymous said...

Speaking of sightings he was also seen having dinner at Cuchi Cuchi restaurant on Main Street in Cambridge, his hometown, on Saturday night! It only confirms his good taste!

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