Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz stop traffic Thursday, Oct. 8 filming a scene in the
South Boston waterfront district for the made-in-Boston spy flick "Wichita."
Ronda Morra captured all of the action here which included Cruise jumping from a
moving car and Cameron Diaz in the back seat of a black sedan.
As previously reported, crews are hashing out an elaborate stunt involving a vehicle
careening off of a bridge slotted to begin filming this weekend.
"They're doing a lot of construction in the center of Charlestown's Rutherford Avenue,"
says Rod T.
Filming is slotted for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 11 from 6
a.m to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
According to a memo sent to Charlestown-area residents, crews plan to shut down
Rutherford Avenue from Sullivan Square to Austin Street during filming.
Also, the sidewalks around the site will be closed off to all foot traffic.
The filming crew is slotted to set up a production area in back of Rutherford Avenue
next to the fence along Spice Court.
In addition to the preliminary filming on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and chatter
that the film is landing a chopper between 3-5 p.m. on the Zakim
Bridge, crews with Tom Cruise's spy-comedy flick "Wichita" set up shop for a night
shoot scheduled for sometime this week near the Target located at
101 Commerce Way, with production set up at the end of Cabot Street, in Woburn.
The commute down I-93 as well as the Zakim Bridge is expected to be
impacted. The scene is a precursor to an elaborate stunt involving an 18-wheeler
flipping off the iconic bridge.
"There's a T bus and motorcycles being prepared on set with trailers, catering, makeup
and wardrobe. Set construction appears to be a massive effort
with five 18-wheelers parked along Cabot Street," spills a Boston tipster.
Tom Cruise's 'Wichita' stops traffic in South Boston
by Roland Hansen
|Delta Films - Movie News
with a local focus
"Several cameras are mounted in various positions
inside the T bus. News vehicles with CNN and other
logos, that will be part of the scene, are being
positioned as well as motorcycles," the source
The untitled "Wichita" project follows Cruise as a
secret agent who pops in and out of the life of a
single woman played by Diaz.
Principal filming for the made-in-Boston spy flick
"Wichita," starring Cruise, Diaz, Maggie Grace and
Marc Blucas, kicked off on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at
the Worcester Regional Airport.
Also, Paul Dano, known as the brooding brother in
"Little Miss Sunshine" and star of Spike Jonze's
upcoming "Where the Wild Things Are," is set to play
a "charming but mysterious scientist" in the
soon-to-be-renamed "Wichita" movie.
Apparently, Dano's character is thrust into the action
when his invention becomes the focus of Cruise and