Friday, March 02, 2012

The week in quotes from Hollywood in the Hub

"Lincoln gave them what they were looking for aesthetically, and also it was a convenient location."

--Town administrator Tim Higgins says Lincoln's Matlock Farm
located at 39 Lexington Road will serve as a location for the Tom Hanks flick "Captain Phillips" in late March.

"We did spend time at Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, where Nick Flynn, who wrote the memoir, had worked. It was interesting to see him kind of blend into the woodwork, which he did very well.. He had a cap pulled over his eyes and he pretended to have a cold so he could cover up his face."

--Director Paul Weitz spills that Robert De Niro spent a day at Boston's Pine Street Inn to research his role in "Being Flynn." There is a special screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Kendall Square Cinema with Swampscott-born writer Nick Flynn, Weitz, actor Paul Dano and producer Andrew Miano.

"With the Boston setting and heist elements, 'Brilliant' is starting to sound a bit like 'The Town' which could be to the film's benefit."

--Gerard Butler, fresh out of rehab, is reportedly coming to Boston in May to shoot the diamond heist flick "Brilliant."

"“I suppose I am conscious of being drawn to people who are a little different. Or who think for themselves.’’

--Viggo Mortensen, slotted to receive an award at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday, March 5, chats about why he's drawn to quirky characters that challenge the status quo.

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