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With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red Sox falling more and more distant in their rearview, Fenway Park has not been the hot spot it normally is as Fall descends on Boston, but yesterday was another matter; in the afternoon, over 5,000 immigrants were sworn in as US citizens; and last night, Fenway hosted the Boston film premiere of The Town, the highly anticipated crime thriller directed by native son Ben Affleck.
We got a new neighbor today -- for the next week, Ben Affleck and his crew will be kicking around downstairs from Phoenix HQ, filming The Town, a Boston-based crime drama Affleck is both directing and starring in.After
shooting all morning at Fenway Park, the crew set up shop
in the vacant Boston Billiards building at 126 Brookline Ave.
Previously we alerted all Masshole would-be actors of a casting call for Mark Wahlberg's upcoming Irish Mickey Ward biopic. But if you didn't make the callbacks list for that one, don't fret: Ben Affleck is going to be shooting The Town, his adaptation of Prince of Thieves (we hadn't heard of it before, either). Here's the notice, check out the Comic Sans: