Will Ferrell movie shooting in Albany

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The movie is being directed by the same guy who directed Anchorman.

So you didn't get your car into the highway scene in Salt and you weren't cast as a hippie in Taking Woodstock? Well, you've got another chance to grab a few seconds of big screen fame. Hollywood is coming back to A-Town and they're looking for extras.

Columbia Pictures will be casting extras for an upcoming Will Ferrell movie called The Other Guys. There's an open casting call on Saturday from 9AM-8PM at The Crown Plaza in Albany.

The movie also stars Mark Wahlberg and Craig Robinson (Darryl, from The Office).

Shooting is scheduled for September 23rd through October 4th. No word yet on what the movie is about, exactly where they're filming or if Ferrell or the other stars will be in town for the shoot. Update: The TU reports that there will be some shooting in downtown Albany.

(Thanks, K!)


More shooting in Albany?!? When will this stop? The mayor or the common council should look into all these shootings.

You stay classy, Albany. And have a great night. But mostly stay classy.

Joy!!! I had an absolute BLAST working on Taking Woodstock, and Salt was pretty fun, too. Psyched to have yet another opportunity to see myself on the silver screen!

Awesome. Very exciting!

So is there any truth to the rumor that someday they're going to use the Washington Avenue Armory to film Rocky 7: Will Fight for Food?

On a semi-related note (and this seemed as good a place as any to ask): I heard a rumor that Green Day filmed a video at the old St. Joseph's church in Arbor Hill while they were in town for their concert. Has anyone heard this and/or is there any truth to this rumor?

The crotchety part of me me initially grumbled about the likelihood of more shuttered thoroughfares and byways (like what happened with "Salt" in May), but I suppose the general buzz and indirect economic development benefits will outweigh any short-term inconveniences.

They're shooting right outside my building!!...Which is both exciting.... And a Royal Pain... you know where!!.....because not only are they re-routing Traffic..They're re-routing PEDESTRIANS...and every time I come in and out of my building I.m asked " Where are you heading Sir"...It's getting to be annoying and, quite frankly, I'll be glad when they GO!!

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