Film Crews Prepping Pleasant Street for R.I.P.D. Shoot
'No Parking' signs went up this morning warning residents that film crews would be in town on Sept. 2 - Sept. 11.
"No Parking" signs have gone up along Pleasant Street between Cordis Street Avenue and Warren Street -- warning residents that between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Sept. 2 - Sept. 11 a film crew will be in the neighborhood.
To clear up any confusion: the crew still plans to shoot scenes from R.I.P.D. from Sept. 12-14. (And parking will be banned then, too.) During the week before, they'll be prepping the area for the shoot, according to Patrick Donovan, who is working with the production company.
But this news came as a surprise to some residents who were anticipating a chance to learn more about the shoot -- and possibly voice concerns -- at a Sept. 7 meeting with Neighborhood Council. The council's basic services committee is meeting at 7 p.m. at 20 Devens Street (the Mary Colbert Apartments) and the public is welcome. Donovan says the production company will be there, giving a full rundown of what the shoot will be like.
Crews hope to be working in the neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sept. 12-14.
R.I.P.D. is starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. It's a story about cops who have died, but continue fighting crime in the afterlife.
The production company flyered dozens of homes around Pleasant Street in recent weeks and hosted a public meeting in the area on Friday. Donovan said more than 20 people turned out and were generally amenable to the crew's plans.
But the Sept. 7 meeting the Neighborhood Council will mark the first official meeting about the shoot. The council did not meet in July and August.