While much of southeastern Connecticut was cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy the filming of the Cuba Gooding Jr. movie Something Whispered was quietly taking place at the Mystic Seaport.
On Nov. 1, the cast and crew of the independent feature movie filmed a few scenes at the Mystic Seaport. According to the Associated Press, the story will take place in 1850 and follow a family’s effort to escape slavery along the Underground Railroad. And IMDB describes this film as:
Set in 1850, the story centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from the brutality of institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations. Heading north towards Canada, via that network of secret routes and safe houses used by slaves in 19th century USA (aka theUnderground Railroad), they are tracked by a group of ruthless hired slave hunters, who constantly threaten Samuel and his family's survival.
Filming in the area began in late October and was originally expected to be last for about six days before being interrupted by Hurricane Sandy.
In October a number of southeastern Connecticut locals attended a casting call for the movie at the Garde Arts Center. Other filming locations in the state include East Haddam, Pomfret and Guilford.