Hereafter in Nunhead Cemetery

“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”
- Clint Eastwood

"I know things about pigeons."
- Clint Eastwood

We have had a few questions about the filming taking place in local cemeteries. BC regular "M" reckons Nunhead Cemetery was taken over for Clint Eastwood's new film Hereafter (a claim supported by the Popbitch forum, for what that's worth), about which Variety says this:

Matt Damon will star in "Hereafter," Clint Eastwood's next producing-directing project for Warner Bros., with lensing on the thriller set to begin this fall.

For Eastwood, the project's a move into supernatural territory. Warner Bros. is keeping the logline under wraps beyond describing the project as a thriller in the vein of "The Sixth Sense."

Eastwood's last film, Gran Torino, was about a gang-ridden suburb locked in a spiral of decline and racial tension. So he's obviously come to the area to cheer himself up and get a few pointers from Steve Bullock, Mayor-to-former-Mayor.

19 comments:

Danja said...

Jeff Hook

drakefell debaser said...

Matt Damon

Anonymous said...

Yep Dirty Harry is in town. He was also seen filming in the Heygate estate (a local mentioned this on BBC London)... looking forward to the nice cheerful film :)

Monkeyboy said...

"Hereafter is a supernatural thriller by Frost/Nixon and The Queen writer Peter Morgan that stars Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic. Production got under way in France yesterday, and will later shift to locations in London and then on to Hawaii.

The film tells three parallel stories that eventually intersect – about a French TV journalist, played by Cecile de France, who suffers a near-death experience during the Asian tsunami of 2004; a drug-addicted English single mother, played by Lyndsey Marshal, who loses one of her twin 10-year-old sons in a car accident; and Damon's character, who can talk to the dead but prefers not to. De France and Marshal contact Damon in a desperate quest for answers and consolation."

I wonder which location they'll use for the drug addict single mother?

I like the throw away line "can talk to the dead but prefers not to"

M said...

Right turn (at Peckham) Clyde.

Anonymous said...

That will save me having to watch Film 2009 Monkeyboy.

suppurating artiste said...

I was asked twice if I wanted to do this film. Thought it was going to be at Pinewood so I said no. Turns out it was on my f&%$ing doorstep. Great.

Tressilliana said...

Hoping this won't sound rude as it's not meant to be, just nosy - suppurating artiste, are you so inundated with work that you can turn down the bits that involve travelling across London?

I have to say that I can think of no circumstances whatsoever that would have stopped me taking an assignment that involved meeting Clint Eastwood. Right up there in my top ten.

SA said...

@Tressilliana. Much (~90%) of the stuff I get put forward for never materialises. Film and telly has been hit really hard by the 'downturn', so it's hard to keep motivated and a certain amount of negativity and pessimism sets in. And as a result, a bunch of people have moved on to other things (or signed on) in the last year or two. Chances are if I'd have said yes, I wouldn't have made it to the set anyway. I was put forward for something else on Mo/Tues this week instead, and that's been cancelled, so kind of proving my point. However, if I had known that this was a vehicle for Clint and Matt, then I would've gone for it - wherever it was being shot.

All that I'm asked is if I'm available on a certain day or days. If yes, then they send off my dimensions to the production team who decide whether I'm beautiful enough not to crack the camera lens which is usually situated at least 50 metres away. Then I'll be asked to give up half a day to attend a costume fitting (usually at Pinewood, Shepperton, or Hendon). We (as SAs) are rarely told what the film's about, who's in it, or who's directing, and it's usually only by asking around on set that we become any the wiser.

SA said...

And experience tells me that there would have been virtually zero chance of meeting Clint or Matt -even if you could blag your way the through the cordon of jobsworth AD's, runners and minders. That said, I did stumble into Emma Thompson's trailer once as she was getting changed.. And that Robert de Niro's a nice bloke.

Mung O'Jerry said...

I make special interest films in the SE London area. If you're interested in that line of work please let me know, I'll need a recent photo.

Nux said...

Before they screen do you offer a rumple-teaser?

Danja said...
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Danja said...

Presumably with all that suppurating going on, you'd need a director with very special interests like Mr O'Jerry.

The Oracle said...

As long as Clint doesn't use a megaphone when he says, SHOOT!

Anonymous said...

Clint has been spotted at various locations in past few weeks, including filming at Victory Primary School in Walworth.

Anonymous said...

There's a picture In the Sun today,Of Clint with a wreath of poppies,at Honor Oak.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't at Nunhead Cemetary, it was at the crematorium at Honor Oak Park cemetary, entrance on Brockley Way. So there.

westsider said...

Impressive the way you managed to avoid reading the whole discussion about how he's been all over, including both honor oak and nunhead. Nice one, genius.

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