Filming News Wrap-Up: SJP’s new movie filming in NYC, SXSW, Clooney replaces RDJ, ‘The Good Guys’ canceled and much more

Here’s a round-up of the week’s top movie, TV, and location-related news stories. If you have any scoop to share, let us know at! But first, check out the new poster for filmed-in-NYC flick The Smurfs, cute!

James Franco is currently filming Maladies, but where? [IndieWire]

Source Code will open SXSW. [SlashFilm]

Kelsey Grammer and Pierce Brosnan are joining Sarah Jessica Parker in the rom-com I Don’t Know How She Does It which begins filming in New York City in a couple weeks. [Showbiz411]

George Clooney has replaced Robert Downey Jr. in the Sandra Bullock movie Gravity which begins filming in the U.K. next spring. [ScreenCrave]

Chris Pine begins shooting Welcome To The People for Dreamworks in L.A. next month. [ComingSoon]

Brian Austin Green will star in a new pilot for TBS called The Wedding Band. The episode will likely be shot in L.A. in January. [Accidental Sexiness]

Disney California Adventure has opened a new Tron-themed nightclub that includes cocktails inspired by the new movie, Tron: Legacy. [Jaunted]

– On Friday’s episode of The View, Liam Neeson confirmed they will begin filming Clash of the Titans 2 in March. [The View]

Steven Speilberg made another trip to Virginia to discuss filming Lincoln in the state next year. [Washington Post]

– Can’t someone come up with an original idea? [MTV]

– Speaking of which, The Three Stooges begins filming in March. [ScreenCrave]

– Watch out Michigan, L.A.’s fighting back. [L.A. Times]

– A new movie, Fairhaven, will begin filming in Fairhaven, MA on January 10. The shoot will take place at various Fairhaven landmarks like Town Hall, the high school and Fort Phoenix for two weeks. Rosemarie DeWitt, Chris Messina and Brad William Henke star. [, SouthCoastToday, Facebook]

The Ruby McCollum Story is set to begin filming this spring in Newberry and Gainesville, FL. The movie, which stars Matt Lanter and Burt Reynolds, is set in Live Oak during the early 1950s and is based on a bestselling book “Ruby McCollum: Woman in Suwannee County Jail” by William Bradford Huie. [NorthFloridaHerald]

– An upcoming film, Grey Skies, is looking for homes in Detroit to be featured in the film. [MichiganActing]

– Fox canceled The Good Guys, which means Texas just lost another TV production. [Dallas News]

– Everyone loves The Social Network. [EW, HitFix]

– According to two new tweets from Boston.Name, Uma Thurman, Clive Owen, and Steve Carell will all be working on projects in Massachusetts soon but, of course, their site is down so we don’t know more than that. Anyone have any details? []

Palominas, starring Daryl Hannah, begins filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, NM next month. [Talmarc Productions]

Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen were spotted filming scenes on location for Breaking Dawn in Louisiana this week. To discuss the latest Breaking Dawn news, check out our Breaking Dawn Open Thread. [PopSugar]

– Thursday we reported that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be shot in New Orleans, now it looks like Eric Bana could potentially play Lincoln. [SlashFilm]

– The new trailer for Paul looks pretty funny, can’t wait to check it out. [Yahoo!]

– Yesterday, Teri Polo told Regis and Kelly all about filming her upcoming film, Beyond, in Alaska. Apparently, it was cold, there were moose and she didn’t enjoy the long, overnight shoots. [Reuters]

– The rumor that Bruce Willis would be filming Die Hard 5 in Puerto Rico next year was only a rumor. [Collider]

Oprah Winfrey may star in an HBO’s adaptation of Lynn Nottage’s play Ruined. [Variety]

– Dear Melissa Rosenberg, Please hire me to write for your new ABC TV series, AKA Jessica Jones, which is based on the character for the Marvel comic book, Alias. It sounds super cool and I, like most everyone else, want in it. Thanks, Christine. [SlashFilm]

Sarah Bolger has joined the cast of Locke and Key, a new Fox series which begins filming in Pittsburgh next month. [ComingSoon]

Shenae Grimes is currently filming a new feature film, Sugar, in Santa Monica, CA while her 90210 co-star, Jessica Stroup, has been spotted around NYC recently. She even attended the Charity: Ball last week. [Broadway World, JustJared]

– Here’s a first look at Glen Close as a man in Albert Nobbs, currently filming in Ireland. [SlashFilm]

– A small independent movie entitled Savannah, will begin filming in Savannah, GA in February. [SavannahNow]

Tori Spelling has a new talk show? [People]

Peter Billingsly has brought A Christmas Story to the Seattle stage. You can see it all, including a leg lamp kick line, through the end of Dec. [THR]

Rachel Hunter is filming Miami Magma in Lafayette, LA through the end of the month. [KATC]

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are filming their new movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, in India. [AccidentalSexiness]

Guillermo del Toro may begin filming The Mountains Of Madness next summer. [CinemaBlend]

– ABC has started filming their new Melbourne-based comedy series Twentysomething.[MediaSpy]

– Finally, check out these great photos one of our readers, Mike, took on the set of Dexter a couple months ago. [MikeTheFanBoy]



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