Movie Set Takes Over Boston Street

Picture of a movie set in Boston.

Walking through the Financial District in Boston Friday night was the same as being on a movie set. Because it was being transformed into one.

There were big black and white poster board signs all over pointing to the direction of the set, the location for the extras to wait, and where the trucks were supposed to go.

A Ryan Reynolds movie has been filming in Massachusetts for a few weeks, but it was the first time that I had seen anything related to it.

According to IMDb, “Free Guy” is set to be released next summer. In the movie, according to Wikipedia, Reynolds plays a bank teller who realizes that he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.

The plot reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Stranger Than Fiction, where Will Ferrell plays an IRS auditor who realizes that he is a character in a novel. It’s a gem of a film with a killer cast. It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it and one of a few movies that I can’t watch enough times. It just never gets old.

I took more pictures of the set, but they are too blurry to use. One was a close-up photo of the right side of the street pictured above. A store front had the word “Store” in big letters on top. There was a picture of a blue shark with a lot of teeth looking angry painted to the left, and the words “Loan Shark” to the right. The way the stores and signs were painted, it had the feel of a cartoon.

The set was right near South Station, so after I looked around a bit, I went down to the Red Line and continued on my way home.