Tuesday, January 8, 2013
'Foxcatcher' crews returned over the weekend to shoot scenes for the Hollywood movie based on a true story.
Camera crews returned to a Sewickley Heights property over the weekend to shoot scenes for a Hollywood movie starring Channing Tatum. Sewickley Heights police Officer Sal Arena said the Foxcatcher shoot Sunday at Wilpen Hall on Blackburn Road involved a driving scene for the movie that included vehicles marked as Haverford Township police cars. The cruisers pull into the entrance of the property responding to a call, Arena said. Based on a true story, the film is about John du Pont (Steve Carell), a chemical fortune heir who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and went to prison for killing David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), a 1984 gold medal winning wrestler. Tatum plays Mark, Schultz's younger brother. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Troy Bogdan of Bridgeville says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County organic farm last April. He played an extra in the new movie "Promised Land" that hit theaters Friday.
Troy Bogdan, an organic farmer living in Bridgeville, says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County farm last year. An audition for a role as an extra last May has snowballed into a flurry of acting parts in several movies filming around western Pennsylvania, including the major production of “Promised Land,” which opened in theaters Friday morning. “I’ve been a fan of movies all my life, but I never thought I would be working for them,” Bogdan said. “It’s a hobby and we’ll see where it goes. I don’t have any expectations of being a movie star, but maybe it can lead to part-time income to supplement the farm income. I’ll do it as long as I’m still having fun.” The work started after …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Channing Tatum, Sewickley priest and local deaths top the list of stories for Patch readers in 2012.
From new businesses and elections to crime and crazy weather, Sewickley had a busy 2012. Here's a look back at the 10 most-read stories of 2012 in the Sewickley Patch:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The scene for the upcoming movie, 'Foxcatcher,' will be filmed at the Petersen Events Center.
Here's your chance to appear on the big screen with Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo in the upcoming movie, "Foxcatcher." A film shoot took place in Sewickley Heights in October. Now, the Fair Hill Project is looking for extras to shoot a scene on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Petersen Event Center in Oakland. Sorry ladies, only men 18 years of age and older are needed. According to the Pittsburgh Film Office, pay is $60 to $100, depending on the number of hours worked. Meals will be provided. Extras should plan on working from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Those interested and available should email name, age and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. While in town, Tatum led a Terrible Towel wave at Heinz Field before the Steelers-…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Residents are going crazy trying to get a glimpse of “The Sexiest Man Alive,” on location in Connoquenessing.
Most days, the borough of Connoquenessing is a quiet, suburban community in Butler County—except for when there are movie trailers in the area. Oh yeah, and hordes of eager young girls trying to catch a glimpse of People Magazine’s newly minted “Sexiest Man Alive,” Channing Tatum. That’s right. After filming in Sewickley Heights in early October, Tatum has been in the Connoquenessing area all week filming Foxcatcher, a Hollywood movie starring Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo. Based on a true story, the film is about John du Pont (Carell), a chemical fortune heir who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and went to prison for killing David Schultz (Ruffalo), a 1984 gold medal winning wrestler. Tatum Channing plays Mark, Schultz's …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Frankenstorm, Foxcatcher and more.
As we begin November, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Sewickley Patch. 1. 'Frankenstorm' Expected to Affect Pittsburgh Region 2. 'Foxcatcher' Film Shoot in Sewickley Heights to Close Blackburn Road 3. Sewickley Motorist, QV Grad Killed in Two-Car Crash 4. Look Inside: The Five Most Expensive Houses for Sale in Sewickley 5. Deputy Attorney General, Wife Arraigned in Franklin Park Child Abuse Case 6. Azul Restaurant Owner Accused of Assaulting Former Employee 7. Superstorm Sandy Has Little Effect on Sewickley 8. Registered Sex Offenders: A Map of Homes in the Sewickley Area 9. Update: Sewickley Scam Suspect a No Show in Court 10. Halloween Trick or Treat Rescheduled for Sewickley Communities
Monday, October 15, 2012
Blackburn Road will experience temporary and brief closures Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate the film starring Channing Tatum.
Another big movie shoot is coming to the Sewickley Valley. “Foxcatcher,” a Hollywood film starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo will begin shooting Monday, Oct. 15 in the Sewickley area, which means local road closings to accommodate the movie shoot. In Sewickley Heights, Blackburn Road will have temporary and brief road closures from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 15; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 18. Sewickley Heights police officers will be directing traffic during these hours. Woodland Road in Edgeworth and a small portion in Sewickley borough will also experience closures for filming, Sewickley police said. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Bennett Miller, who made “Capote” and “…