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Leonardo DiCaprio movie shoot heading to Harrison
The Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" is scheduled to return to Westchester County for an indoor shoot in downtown Harrison this Wednesday.
After Newsday Westchester received an anonymous tip, Harrison police confirmed that Wednesday's shoot would take place at 450 Mamaroneck Ave., an office building near Le Provençal Bistro and the train station. Filming there is expected to last from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and no impact on local traffic is expected, according to police.
But it's not the first time this film crew has descended upon Westchester County. In September, "The Wolf of Wall Street" filmed in Ardsley at what appeared to be an auto body show on the 700 block of Ashford Avenue. At the time, there were no public signs of DiCaprio; police on the scene told fans that the actor had sneaked in the back entrance of the set and had left before fans arrived. However, fans did spot Scorsese, who arrived in a Mercedes-Benz and waved to the crowd.
The movie about securities fraud and mobsters is based on Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name, with DiCaprio playing Belfort, who struggles with substance abuse and his personal life while working on Wall Street. It's the fifth time the Academy Award-nominated actor will be working with Scorsese, who won an Oscar in 2007 for directing DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon in "The Departed."
"The Wolf of Wall Street" also stars Matthew McConaughey ("Dazed and Confused"), Jonah Hill ("Moneyball"), Gene Hackman ("Hoosiers") and Kyle Chandler ("Super 8"). Providing the adapted screenplay for "The Wolf of Wall Street" is Terence Winter, who helms HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which has filmed in Westchester and stars Stone Ridge resident Steve Buscemi. Scorsese directed the series' first episode.
Also on Monday, HBO announced that Scorsese would helm another screen project with ties to the Hudson Valley: He'll direct and produce a documentary about President Bill Clinton, who lives in Chappaqua. No airdate or title for that project has been announced.
Earlier in 2012, Tina Fey traveled to Bronxville and Purchase to film the movie "Admission." That movie's about a Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan (Fey), whose life changes when she realizes that a quirky student attending a New England experimental high school, co-founded by John Halsey (Paul Rudd), may be the son she gave up for adoption.