Albany is becoming Hollywood’s most popular set, as yet another movie shoots a scene in the area (remember Angelina Jolie’s film “Salt” and the recent Cooper-Gosling picture “The Place Beyond the Pines”?)
Now a prominent movie studio is set to film part of a dramatic final fight scene in the upcoming movie, “The Challenger”. Where, you might ask?
In the only place to hold a good boxing
match: the Times Union Center. Directly after the TU Center hosts
it’s own KO boxing set on February 4, the film crew will start
filming the movie’s “fight for the title.”
The movie “The Challenger” follows
a man – “Bronx Boy” Jaden Miller – who realizes he has to fight
in order to save the life he knows.
The cast includes stars like Michael
Clarke Duncan (star of “The Green Mile”), Justin Hartley (from
the TV show Smallville), Kent Moran (star and writer of “Listen to
Your Heart”), and you.
That’s right – audience members of
the TU Center event on Feb 4 can stay for the film shoot and play the
Want to get a little closer? Savannahs
at 1 South Pearl Street in Albany is holding a contest for the part
of “Ring Girl” during the fight. Put up your dukes this Friday
night, January 27, from 10pm-midnight, or train for next Friday on
February 3rd for a second contest.
There’s no place to make you feel like
a movie star like Albany, NY.
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