SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The local premiere of 'The Place Beyond the Pines' on Thursday could have a little star power after all; sources say one of the lead actors is shooting a movie in Boston and may be able to make it to Schenectady.
The local premiere is set for Thursday, April 11, at Schenectady's Bow Tie Cinema, and if he can work around his shooting schedule, Bradley Cooper "will try to get here" from Boston.
Bradley Cooper, Ryan Golsing and Eva Mendes shot 'The Place Beyond the Pines' in and around Schenectady over several weeks in the summer of 2011.
The film was shot on location in Schenectady at, among other locales, the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady City Hall, First National Bank of Scotia, Trustco Bank, Ellis Hospital, the Route 7 Diner, Schenectady High School, and the Altamont Fair.
"Bringing The Place Beyond the Pines back to Schenectady to show it to the town that truly helped make it is both humbling and exciting," said the film's director Derek Cianfrance. "Schenectady is an amazing and inspiring community, and everyone on the production – especially those of us with family in the town – is so grateful that we had the opportunity to shoot there."
The film premiered in New York City and Los Angeles in late March and is currently 13th on the list of top 20 box office hits.