Sunday ChitChat: Creed 2, Draft Choice, Engaged & Charitable
Good Sunday, I had a few precious moments to walk around my neighborhood on Friday between events to check out the latest movie set of CREED 2, which was filming in my neighborhood of Fairmount. I came across this beautiful street adjacent to the Eastern State Penitentiary – Beechwood St. in full cherry blossom bloom. Spring has sprung, altho not today. So bundle up and head to East Passyunak Avenue for Flavors on the Avenue today, and a cute craft show.
Speaking of Creed 2, filming commenced at Eastern State Penitentiary just after sunset. Inside the historic, haunted prison, space was created into a Russian disco complete with the co-star of the movie – snow painted on the ground.
Filming ran until the wee hours of the morning with the Drago father/son Dolph Lundgren and Florian Munteanu partaking in the scene- A dim light was shining over the set, which I could see from my balcony.
Michael B Jordan was spotted at PHL in the afternoon grabbing a plane outta here for the weekend.
Did you know there are actually THREE FILMS shooting in Philly right now. One stars Sarah Megan Thomas, born right here in Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA. Megan has filmed two other notable movies in our area “Backwards”, with James Van Der Beek . Then there was the successful women empowerment movie “Equity” starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, and Alysia Reiner. Now filming what is currently titled: Untitled Female Driven WW II Spy Thriller, which just spent a week filming at the Art Alliance on Rittenhouse Square.
Also in town filming is “The Nomads” about an inner city Rugby team.
Star sighting: Tate Donovan was spotted Hop Sing Laundry on Wednesday night. He’s in town filming The Nomads directed by Brandon Eric Kamin and co-starring Tika Sumpter
Congrats Temple U football standout Leon Johnson on being picked up by the Denver Broncos
Earlier this week Leon Johnson took a group of students from Roxborough to the NFL Experience in NYC as part of the Fund for Philly Schools program