A new series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Marie Antoinette) was filming in Fort Greene today, near the corner of Carlton and DeKalb Avenues. Bored to Death, which also stars Ted Danson, is due to air on HBO in 2009.
They were still about half an hour away from filming when I arrived this morning.
In the series, Jason Schwartzman plays a Brooklyn writer reeling from a break-up who decides to become a private investigator and live out his Raymond Chandler-esque fantasies. Mr. Schwartzman was filming a scene this morning outside of Smooch on Carlton, which had been made over as “La Galarza Velazquez”.
The set was dressed with more than a dozen strollers, and soon the extras and children showed up on the set.
Even on a beautiful fall day on a sunny, tree-lined street, the sun shining through leaves had to be manufactured.
Mr. Schwartzman arrived on the set, and hung out while the final preparations were being made to start filming (in the first picture, he’s chatting with director Alan Taylor). UPDATE: In the second picture, to Jason Schwartzman’s left is Zach Galifianakis, who has a long conversation with Jason in the scene about to be shot; thanks to Klaus for the info! ANOTHER UPDATE: And in that same picture, on Schwartzman’s right, is series writer and producer Jonathan Ames. Thanks, Jenny!
Director Alan Taylor (in the doorway, on the left) checked out Smooch to make sure everything was all set.
He had a final conversation with Jason Schwartzman and then shooting got underway.
Originally posted on Filming In Brooklyn