WEIRDLAND: Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway filming in Pittsburgh

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway filming in Pittsburgh

"Love and Other Drugs will be directed by Edward Zwick and reunites actors Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, who costarred in Brokeback Mountain in 2005. The movie is a drama based on Jamie Reidy’s memoir, Hard Sell:The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman about a salesman competing in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals.

According to the Pittsburgh Film Office, filming locations will not be made public but residents in the neighborhoods where filming is scheduled to take place will be informed a minimum of 72 hours before production begins via hand delivered letters from the film office".

"A scene for the Anne Hathaway-Jake Gyllenhaal movie “Love & Other Drugs” will be shot at the former Aliquippa Hospital.
The scene, expected to take just one day to film, will be outdoors in the rain. The crew of the Fox Studios drama will erect two temporary towers that can create artificial rain.
Directed by Edward Zwick (“The Last Samurai”) and based on the book “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman” the movie centers on a pharmaceutical salesman competing in the ruthless business of hawking male performance enhancement drugs. He falls in love with a woman who has Parkinson’s disease.

Gyllenhaal and Hathaway, both Oscar nominees, are joined in the cast by Judy Greer (“The Wedding Planner”) and Carnegie Mellon grad Josh Gad, who was a cast member in the short-lived, Pittsburgh-set Fox-TV comedy “Back to You.”


Anonymous said...

they are filming in the Mexican War Streets at a closed down coffee shop right now...or at least for the past 2 days. They did not send letters to us about the filming, though.

Kendra said...

thanks for the information, anonymous, welcome to Weirdland!!