UPDATE: PCC was the first to report the David O Russell film about Abscam was not going to be filmed in Philly (12/6/12) because of the depleted funds in the Pa Film Credit program, and instead head to Boston. Two weeks later a Pittsburgh newspaper confirms what I first reported on Good Day Fox 29, and read here on PhillyChitChat.com (Thanks to my reader who first told me it was no longer on the film schedule, and then I did extensive research to get the rest of the story.)
Yesterday I broke an exclusive on Fox 29 regarding the new movie by director David O Russell, which was scheduled to film here in Philadelphia this spring.
Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29
Silver Linings Playbook Screening in Philadelphia: director David O
Russell, actress Brea Bee and author Matthew Quick. Russell's new
movie about Abscam also known as "American Bullshit" will be shot in Boston as there was insufficient
funds left in the Pennsylvania Tax Credit Fund. As soon as I heard whispers about the film moving to Boston, I called Sharon
Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office
to get a comment. She told me she is devastated that a film of that magnitude was lost to another
city. The Film had major A List star power too including Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale. Boston is now going to be Philadelphia.