Friday’s Lot List: Filming Locations in New York, Michigan, Louisiana and more including ‘Tower Heist’, ‘Detroit 1-8-7’, and ‘Killer Joe’

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Actor Rainn Wilson speaks onstage during Spike TV's 'Scream 2010' at The Greek Theatre on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)

Check out our list of Movie and TV Filming Locations around the country for Friday, Dec. 3 including Rainn Wilson’s project, Soul Pancake:

Filming in Chicago:

Contagion, starring Matt Damon, is tentatively scheduled to shoot at the old Sherman Hospital, 934 Center St, Elgin, IL.

One of our readers, Aaron, met Matt on set Thursday and said, “He breaks for lunch at 2:15. The security guards talked to me about him signing for me [in the meantime].  At 4:30 he leaves trailer, by now there are 10 other people out there. His car pulls up he starts talking thanking every one for waiting for him. He takes a few pics with people and I ask him to sign my DVD and he did. He is a real nice guy!”

Filming in Georgia:

X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy, will begin filming on Jekyll Island this week.

Filming in Los Angeles, CA:

An Untitled Project is filming at 705 w 9th St (7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.).

The Cape, the upcoming NBC series, is filming at 615 S Broadway (7:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M.).

Death of the Sheik is filming at 307 S Broadway (7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.).

Exit 19, a TV series, is filming at 811 Wilshire Blvd (7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.) and Grand Ave at 4th St (6:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.).

Just Like Her is filming at Muirfield from 4th St to Rossmore Ave (7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.).

Luck, the new HBO series starring Dustin Hoffman, is filming at Santa Anita Park.

Soul Pancake (Rainn Wilson’s website/book/pet project) is filming on Broxton Ave & Westwood Blvd (7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.).

Filming in Louisiana:

Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, is filming at Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge, LA.

Breaking Dawn is also filming in the Baton Rouge area. Be sure to check in with our Breaking Dawn Open Thread for the latest filming location news!

Killer Joe, starring Emile Hirsch and Matthew McConaughey, is filming at Second Line Stages in New Orleans.

The Haunting of Georgia, starring Chad Michael Murray, is filming on S Harrell’s Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge. (Thanks to Andy who spotted the info here).

Filming in Michigan:

Cripple, formerly Right Angle starring Aaron Paul, is filming at a house on Huntington Road in Huntington Woods, across from the Detroit Zoo, where their base camp is located, for the next 3-4 weeks. (Thanks Becky & Max)

•Real Style Casting is currently looking for extras for Cripple too, to apply email to

Detroit 1-8-7 has been filming on Jefferson Ave between Moross and 8 mile in Grosse Pointe, MI. They will likely be back today too. (Thanks Niki &

The Giant Mechanical Man, starring Topher Grace and Jenna Fischer, is filming inside the Detroit Zoo, which is where their base camp is located too.  (Thanks Max) Here’s more about where in the zoo they are shooting.

Setup, starring Bruce Willis and 50 Cent, is filming in downtown Grand Rapids this week. Here are this weekend’s filming locations.

Filming in New York City, NY:

30 Rock is filming around Vernon Blvd around 49th Ave in Long Island City.

Blue Bloods is filming around Centre St and Leonard-Pearl St in the afternoon/evening again.

Update:Mr. Popper’s Penguins, starring Jim Carrey,  is filming around W 14th and 8th/9th in NYC today.

The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill, is filming at 15 Hampshire Rd in Yonkers, NY again.

Update: The Sitter is also filming at Atlantic Ave and Henry St in Brooklyn, NY AND E 14th and 3rd Ave.

Too Big To Fail, starring Paul Giamatti, is filming around 7th Ave and 51st/52nd in Manhattan.

Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller, is filming at their usual location near Trump Hotel and Towers (signs posted on 61st and Broadway). (Thanks @Casstotherole, @s0phistiicat3d & @ta11erghostwalt) Signs spotted around 66th and Broadway too.

Gossip Girl is filming in studio (Silvercup).

Law and Order: SVU is filming in studio (Chelsea Piers).

Men In Black 3, starring Will Smith, is filming in studio (Kaufman Astoria).

Nurse Jackie is filming in studio (Kaufman Astoria).

The Onion Sports Network, a new Comedy Central series, is filming in studio (NEP Studio).

Filming in Philadelphia:

Safe, starring Jason Statham, is filming on 17th St and inside Liberty One through 12.4. (Thanks @iPhillyChitChat)

Filming in Vancouver:

Update:Hellcats is filming at Riverview. (Thanks @Naficeh)

Mission Impossible 4 started filming in downtown Vancouver this week. To discuss all things filming in Vancouver, check out our Vancouver Open Thread too!

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  1. Tower Heist: Today’s Daily news Gridlock Sam column says the Sat and Sunday shoot is at Central Park West outside of Trump’s building. But maybe a second unit is also filming around Macy’s, 34th St???

    Also, when you mention Trump Tower, please mention which one, as other may confuse it for the Fifth Ave Trump building.

    • as far as the trump tower info goes, I do always add where signs were spotted, hopefully people are seeing that info too.

      I think they are probably just filming at the usual location this weekend, but if I hear anything else I’ll let you guys know.

      • I have a friend who worked today. He was in the bleachers at Central Park West for the Parade. Matthew Broderick was on hand today. Maybe over the weekend others will come out. There are casting calls for Parade goers, Vendors and specific cars. I would stay away if I was driving around. The Call time will be very early as they are only using daylight.

  2. more info for Too Big:
    “More on Too Big To Fail. Craft services set up on B’way betw 51st & 52nd. But also saw more catering (breakfast I was told) on B’way betw 55 & 56. Also – trailers on 56th St betw B’way & 7th Ave.”
    (Thanks Linda)

  3. Latest updates from our Twitter:
    via @Casstotherole: @olv Tower heist is holding on w59 (near columbus ave) – 2nd floor.
    via @joyabella: @olv dunno if any’s reported in… Just saw Marriage Ref prod crews at Herald Sq, filming interview and B-roll.
    via @Mel_1221: @olv FYI Donnie not on Blue Bloods set today.
    via @ShermanHealth: The old Sherman hospital has been transformed into the University of Minnesota Medical Fairview! #Contagion (for Contagion)

  4. stopped by the sitter w/ jonah hill & he was stand offish. whats that about? one of the crew told me that they are wrappin up filming.

  5. Svu is filming inside a building around 34th street and 28 ave in Manhatten
    My brother works as security in the building and met Mariska and got choosen to be an extra

  6. There was some filming going on down the street from my work on Ventura and Wilbur in Tarzana @ Etoile Party & Supply…. Anyone know what it is?


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