Tag: Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game and Downsizing screenings at TIFF 2017


We all remember when Jessica Chastain and the film crew of Molly’s Game visited South Bayview over the winter of 2016/2017. Molly’s Game, directed by Aaron Sorkin, was filmed in numerous locations throughout our great city.  Many Torontonians are excited to learn that the world premiere of the film will be at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) this year.

TIFF will also feature a special presentation and Canadian Premiere of Downsizing, starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig. Matt, Kristen and crew were spotted in Leaside last summer filming some scenes from this film.

DOWNSIZING: Matt Damon headlines a cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin, and Neil Patrick Harris in Alexander Payne’s sci-fi social satire about a man who chooses to shrink himself (literally) to simplify his life.

See you on the red carpet!

Star-time on Belsize Dr. as Molly’s Game finishes shooting

Molly’s Game filming returns to Bayview January 12-13

The film shoot for the production known as Molly’s Game will return to the corner of Bayview Ave. and Belsize Drive next week. Crews and their trucks will arrive Thursday, January 12, 2017, with filming between 10am-1am on Friday, January 13th.  Molly’s Game is written by Aaron Sorkin and features actors Jessica Chastain, ldris Elba and Kevin Costner. The locale is again 1560 Bayview on the northwest corner of Bayview and Belsize with activity on all related streets and the alley behind 1560. It will be blocked according to certain shooting requirements. Trucks will probably be parked on Belsize, Gresham (east side) and Bayview (west side) in limited numbers both north and south of Belsize.

GALLERY: Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game on Bayview

 

The film Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Molly’s Game is written by Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network) and tells the story of an athlete with dreams of achieving Olympic status. She turns the misfortunes of a sporting accident into financial fortune as she rises to fame as a host of an elite high-stakes poker game.

Molly’s Game preps as Bayview subs for sunny California

Preparations have begun for the scene of Molly’s Game being filmed on South Bayview today! Weather forecast has been updated with only a 20% chance of showers. Good thing, Bayview is masquerading as sunny California today. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Molly’s Game is written by Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network) and tells the story of an athlete with dreams of achieving Olympic status. She turns the misfortunes of a sporting accident into financial fortune as she rises to fame as a host of an elite high-stakes poker game. More photos here, featuring Jessica Chastain.

Yule like it as South Bayview trees get holiday makeover

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Bayview Leaside BIA Pixies add holiday decor to Bayview trees south of Belsize.

The Bayview Leaside BIA Pixies have been busy decorating Bayview for the upcoming holiday season. You can see these beautiful winter arrangements starting to sprout on Bayview’s street trees.

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Molly’s Game adds summer foliage to Bayview tree for film shoot.

Meanwhile, the crew in charge of the set dressing for the Molly’s Game film shoot, are also adding green to some of our trees. But they’re more interested in a summer look. What fun!

Filming on Bayview Tuesday, Wednesday for Molly’s Game

The producer says filming for Molly’s Game on Bayview Ave at Belsize Drive will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 or if necessary because of weather on Wednesday, November 30. He says the scenes will involve filming the arrival of a car at the side of 1560 Bayview Ave. along the boulevard on the north side of Belsize Drive with a small interior scene in the ground level stairwell. During the filming there will be intermittent traffic stoppages on Bayview, Belsize and the rear alley behind 1560 Bayview.

Molly’s Game preparations have started at Bayview/Belsize

The basement at 1560 Bayview Avenue, the former home of 7-11, finally has a new tenant.  Albeit only for a week, it’s better than nothing!  Preparations have begun for a movie shoot using the interior and exterior of this location.  The movie, Molly’s Game is written by Academy Award winning writer, Aaron Sorkin and features award winning actors Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner.  Welcome to South Bayview!

Filmmaker will be at Bayview-Belsize starting on Monday

A shoot for a film called Molly’s Game will be underway at and near the corner of Bayview Ave. and Belsize Drive next week from Monday to about Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The film crew will employ 1560 Bayview, with its perennially vacant downstairs, both as a backdrop and for an interior shot or two. More interior shots will be done in January. The film is set in Los Angeles, New York City and Colorado. No indication about which of these Bayview Ave. will be portraying.

THIS MAY HURT

Molly’s Game will see trucks and vehicles parked on the north or south side of Belsize from Bayview to Cheston Rd., the east or west side of Gresham Rd. between Belsize and Manor Rd. and the  west side of Bayview Ave between Manor Rd and 100 feet south of Belsize Drive. Once again retailers may wonder if the trickle-down benefit to the economy of foreign film making will find its way to South Bayview as customers flee in dismay. City Hall wants to nuke trucks making deliveries because it causes congestion but the sky is apparently the limit for film making.

STARS

For some it will be enough to star-watch or merely thrill to the presence of Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner somewhere out there among us. Molly’s Game is written by Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network)  and tells the story of an athlete with dreams of achieving Olympic status. She turns the misfortunes of a sporting accident into financial fortune as she rises to fame as a host of an elite high-stakes poker game.