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Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill movie filming in Sparkill
“True Story,” the movie starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, filmed scenes in Piermont Monday and will film in Sparkill today.
Shooting for “True Story," an adaptation of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, took place Monday in Piermont on Main Street near Village Hall. None of the film’s A-list cast was in attendance, nor is any scheduled to appear at Sparkill, where a scene involving a car crash will be filmed.
This is just the latest instance of the film shooting scenes in the Hudson Valley. Last week, the movie filmed scenes at Sparky’s Diner in Garnerville. Both Hill and actor Ethan Suplee (best known for the TV comedy “My Name is Earl”) were spotted shooting a scene inside the diner, with Sparky’s Diner providing the food used in the scene. Hill and Suplee came outside during breaks from filming, and at one point, Hill came out and waved to the crowd watching the shoot while walking to his trailer.
“True Story” chronicles Finkel's discovery that his identity had been stolen by Christian Longo, a fugitive who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after murdering his family and fleeing to Mexico. Hill is portraying Finkel on screen, with James Franco playing the role of Longo. (Franco was not seen at the film shoot.)
According to News12 Hudson Valley, Hill also filmed scenes for the movie in Mount Vernon late last month. Lincoln Elementary School was transformed into the Lincoln County Courthouse in Oregon for the shoot, with the Westchester County city portraying the Oregon town where Longo had lived.
Besides its two stars, "True Story" has another A-list connection: Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, is producing the film.
“True Story” is scheduled to come out next year.