Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'Knight & Day' filming at the Boston Public Library

Crews with the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz spy flick "Knight & Day," formerly known as "Wichita," are setting up shop outside of the Boston Public Library for a shoot slotted for Tuesday, Nov. 10. Production is scheduled to continue at the BPL until Wednesday, Nov. 11.

On Monday, Nov. 9, filmmakers orchestrated a roof-top stunt scene on top of the garage located at 100 Columbus Avenue near the Back Bay Orange Line T stop.

For those keeping track, the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street has been showcased in a slew of made-in-Boston film action, including an elaborate chase sequence for Diaz's other locally shot flick currently in theaters called "The Box."

In early October, Copley Square was transformed into a Hollywood-esque movie lot with the cast of the Adam Sandler-produced "Zookeeper," including Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb, filming scenes at the upscale Fairmont Copley Plaza. For the scene, designers lit up the Boston Public Library with dramatic lighting.

In April, MTV aired two made-in-Boston episodes of the Justin Timberlake-produced competition reality show "The Phone." In the episode called "The Russians," 22-year-old Brighton native Mitch hung out in a towel at a so-called Russian sauna, found the name of a piece of music at the Boston Public Library to use as a password for a Russian informant and helped his partner dodge green lasers to snag the show's top prize of $35,000.

Also, back in September 2007, the Boston Public Library was the scene of the crime in "The Pink Panther 2" starring Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. While filming at the BPL, there were reports that a priceless marble bust was knocked on the floor of the Grand Staircase. Fortunately, the damage wasn't caused by the movie crews.

Click here for the latest on all of the made-in-Boston film action.
--Copyrighted photo for Loaded Gun Boston by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

1 comment:

Scot Colford said...

Oh, the BPL is an awesome location for films and TV. The Box makes the best use of all the spaces, but I love even just seeing the library "science matron" stand in for Justice in front of the Boston Legal courthouse.

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