|Truck for Paranoia, currently filming at the Philadelphia Bank Building|
Paranoia is still in its first week of shooting its second round in Philadelphia (the film was in Philly over the summer), and already director Robert Luketic has taken his cast from the Four Seasons Hotel to the now-closed Tangerine restaurant to Rogues Gallery. Today and tomorrow, the cast (with star Liam Hemsworth), crew and a slew of extras will turn the Philadelphia Bank Building at 421 Chestnut Street into a warehouse for a rave.
While Luketic, Hemsworth, Lucas Till and Amber Heard were filming in the tiny confines of Rogues Gallery on S. 21st Street in the Rittenhouse area of Philadelphia, Heery Casting put the word out for extras aged 18 to 30 for a rave scene to be shot in Old City over the weekend. Once chosen, they were given the address of The Philadelphia Bank Building at 421 Chestnut. It is a stone and marble marvel that was constructed in 1857 when that block was originally known as Banker's Row. It is now used primarily as condos and office space.
Shortly after 8:00 AM this morning production trucks arrived along Chestnut and Walnut from Sixth to Third, and the crew began to dress the building for the shoot. At 2:00 PM they were still loading in lights and equipment. All of the filming is taking place inside of the building.
Paranoia is a corporate espionage thriller based on the book by Joseph Finder. The Robert Luketic-directed film stars Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth, Lucas Till, Richard Dreyfuss, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Josh Holloway, and Julian McMahon.
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Photo ©A.D. Amorosi 2012
Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:35 PM