Beginning Friday, December 15th a Larchmont church will be the backdrop for a a movie called “Ben is Back,” starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.
Midwinter Pictures Inc. will be filming in and around St. John’s Episcopal Church on Fountain Square in Larchmont Manor the 15th and Monday December. 18th.
On those two days there will be no access to the church, but the Parish Office and Nursery School will be open. You can expect periodic street closures in the area.
Midwinter Pictures describes the film as “a powerful drama that follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother, Holly Burns (Julia Roberts), welcomes her beloved son, but soon learns that he is still very much in harm’s way. Over the 24-hours that may change their lives forever, this heartfelt and harrowing film shows us how far we will go to protect the ones we love. The film is directed by Peter Hedges (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dan in Real Life).”
If you’d like to be an extra in the movie, Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking men and women to portray church congregation members on December 18th. This is for paid non-union background extra work, approximately $100/day.
If you are interested, please email BenisBack@gwcnyc.com with the subject line “Flyer.” Please include your phone number, height, weight, clothing size, and a current photo.
–contributors: Debra Quintana and Elisabeth Cavanagh