Monday, February 13, 2012

James Gray's 'Low Life' Shooting In Brooklyn Heights. Expect Serious Parking Problems

James Gray's ("We Own the Night") new film, officially untitled but tentatively called "Low Life," starts shooting on Montague Street Tuesday.

Joaquin Phoenix by Tony Shek
The film stars Marion Cotillard ("Inception," "La Vie En Rose"), Joaquin Phoenix ("We Own the Night," "Walk the Line") and Jeremy Renner ("The Town," "The Hurt Locker").

According to IMDb, the plot follows an innocent immigrant (Polish) woman
Marion Cotillard by Nicogenin
who is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville. A dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

According to Jewel Box Productions, which has been hanging signs all over Brooklyn Heights, parking will be very tough on several major streets in the Heights after 6 p.m. Monday.

Jeremy Renner by Sgt. M. Connors
This includes:
- The north side of Montague Street between Clinton and Henry
- Cadman Plaza West, west side between Clark and Middagh
- Clark Street north side between Cadman Plaza West and Henry Street
- Clark Street south side between Cadman Plaza West and Monroe Place
- Clinton Street, east side, between Montague and Pierrepont
- Pierrepont Street between Clinton and Cadman Plaza West
- Remsen Street, north side, between Henry and Clinton
- Henry Street between Montague and Remsen

Indywire has an enthusiastic writeup of the film here.

Top photo by MK Metz

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