Dark Fields to Film Across Lower East Side on Saturday

Posted on: March 30th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

One large swath of the Lower East Side will be monopolized Saturday afternoon by filming crews and their trailer trucks. A new big budget feature called Dark Fields will set up in the area loosely bounded by Forsyth Street on the east and Lafayette on the west; Houston on the north and Delancey on the south. The neighborhood will be a zoo, so consider yourselves warned.

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Dark Fields is an action thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, who was actually raised in Little Italy. Here is a quick synopsis of the film via The Movie Insider:

The story centers on a down-and-out writer who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that makes one smarter. He experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has lethal and lasting side effects, including “trip-switching,” a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality. Before long, mysterious antagonists are pursuing him.

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