New Comedy Shooting in Pittsburgh Features A-List Celebs
The cast includes three Academy Award-winners.
Get ready to do some star-gazing, the Hollywood kind. The cast of a new CBS Films holiday comedy, “Let It Snow,” is in the ‘Burgh for shooting that just got underway.
Until now, the list of cast members had been a bit of a mystery.
The cast includes Academy Award-winners Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton and Marisa Tomei, Pittsburgh Film Office Director Dawn Keezer confirmed to KDKA. Joining that trio are Academy Award-nominee June Squibb and Golden Globe-winner John Goodman.
Also in the cast are Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy, Alex Borstein and Jon Tenney.
We suspected Wilde might be in the cast when she sent out this tweet last week:
Alright, Pittsburgh, give it up: where does awesome happen here?
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) January 21, 2015
CBS describes “Let it Snow” as a holiday comedy following “exasperated members of an extended family as they attempt to gather for their annual holiday celebration.”
This tweet shows the crew working outside Pamela’s P&G Diner on Monday:
Movie time on Millvale. pic.twitter.com/8ZLmwtoABq
— Chris Hyatt (@hyatt_chris) January 26, 2015
"Let it Snow" is scheduled to open on Nov. 13.
Photo via Flickr
#MovieMarathon: Catch all Best Picture nominees on the same day (and night)
Get prepared for the 87th Academy Awards, taking place on Feb. 22, with a movie marathon to put all others to shame.
AMC theaters nationwide, including Pittsburgh’s Loews Waterfront 22, will offer all of this year’s Best Picture nominees in two different marathons. Option one: Spend $65 to spend 24 solid hours in a theater, save for bathroom breaks and trips to stockpile concessions. The all-eight-films option only is available on Feb. 21.
If 24 hours of film is too much for you, you can save $5 by doing two days, four films each, for $30 per day. Four films will screen on Feb. 14, and the other four will be shown on Feb. 21. For all film buffs out there: Eat a big breakfast and prepare to make some serious Oscar predictions.