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September 22, 2009


Columbia Pictures, Inc. will be filming  "The Other Guys" starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg  in downtown Albany.

"The action comedy is about two New York City police detectives who, "after being career desk-jockeys, attempt to fill the shoes of their predecessors -- a pair on 1980s-style 'super-cops,'" according to a press release from the company.

The production will be filming two separate stunt sequences in Albany, the production company says. The first will take place from September 23rd to September 28th; the second will take place from September 30th to October 4th.

Both stunt sequences will involve car chases, cars weaving in and out of traffic (with the other stunt cars to be driven by precision drivers), car crashes, and simulated gunfire, said Columbia.

On Sunday, October 4th, filming will include the use of a helicopter in some of the stunt scenes; a second helicopter will be filming that scene.

Residents and pedestrians in the designated filming areas are being advised that pedestrian traffic will be held intermittently, just before and during the actual filming of the stunt sequences."

So what? 

They will be filming on 9/30 (right under the windows near me!) and 10/1 right by my building!  It's good to be on the second floor.

Alas, WF is not expected to show, but...you never know.  Maybe I could be an extra.  If they need an overweight, balding white guy in his 40's I'm all over it.

This is the second film to be shot by my building this year.   The first stars Angelina Jolie ("Salt" 7/23/10 opening).  She was not supposed to show up here but she did.  So who knows about WF?

The producers decided it's cheaper to film here than NYC and DC.    smAlbany, only looks big in the movies and even then it's just acting.