Jul 26, 2014

Darien's Topher Grace Set to Film in Greenwich, Instead

Plans to shoot some scenes for 'The Wedding' in Darien fell through, the producer said Thursday.

Darien's Topher Grace Set to Film in Greenwich, Instead

Darien's Topher Grace is among a star cast streaming into Greenwich this summer as filming for director Justin Zackham's The Wedding gets under way.

The picture — — also features Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, and New Canaan's Katherine Heigl.

According to FirstShowing.net, the flick "tells the story of a long-divorced couple who, for the sake of their adopted son's wedding and his biological mother, pretend they are still married."

Though Greenwich isn't far down the road, its starring role in The Wedding may come as a disappointment to some Darien residents. In May, Grace indicated during an appearance on TBS's Conan .

"I'm going to live there this summer. I'm gonna sleep in the bunk bed," Grace joked.

But producer Clay Pecorin told the Greenwich Board of Selectmen on Thursday that plans to film some scenes in Darien had fallen through, and that "100 percent of the movie will be shot in Greenwich."

Pecorin came before the selectmen for permission to film several pool scenes at Greenwich's Burning Tree Country Club during the overnight hours, something normally prohibited by the town's curfew on movie shoots.

According to Pecorin, the cast's and the country club's schedules had necessitated a late filming session. But his company, Two Ton Films, had received permission from all of the club's neighbors for an overnight shoot on July 29, he said.

The board unanimously approved the request.

"We certainly applaud your efforts. I certainly do not have issue with it," First Selectman Peter Tesei said.

Filming is set to wrap up by Aug. 22, Pecorin said, and the picture is expected to be released in 2012.

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