Movie productions can often cause some chaos for the surrounding neighborhoods they are shooting in, which can sometimes lead to entire streets or highways being shut down. If you've spent any time in Los Angeles, you'll know that traffic is bad enough as is, even if a movie crew isn't occupying a particular street. Over the weekend, the upcoming comedy Walk of Shame was shooting in Los Angeles, closing down 10 miles of the 710 freeway for more than six hours, inspiring the term "Shameageddon." A new set photo has been released that captures some of the madness over the weekend, featuring star Elizabeth Banks bringing traffic to a halt. Take a look at this set photo, then read the official press release for more details.
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This weekend Hollywood was responsible for Los Angeles' recent major road closure as the production of Walk of Shame stopped traffic - literally! - inspiring the term Shameaggedon. The comedy, starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs, currently in production in Los Angeles closed the roads due to filming - taking over the 710 Freeway from the 10 Freeway to the Valley Boulevard exit. The road closures lasted over six hours both Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3.
Written & directed by Steven Brill (Without a Paddle, Mr. Deeds), Walk of Shame stars Banks as an aspiring reporter whose dreams of becoming a network news anchor are compromised after a one-night stand with a handsome stranger (played by Marsden) leaves her stranded in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Saturday and Sunday (also known as Super Bowl Sunday) traffic on the 10 was diverted to other exits such as Fremont and Eastern, while traffic heading north on the 710 Freeway was diverted onto the 10 East and West to Fremont or Eastern.
Walk of Shame, which commenced principal photography in January, will wrap next month and is projected to hit theatres some time early next year. Produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, the film's cast has been rounded out by an impressive group of comedic talent including Bill Burr, Liz Carey, Ken Davitian, Willie Garson, Larry Gilliard Jr., Oliver Hudson, Alphonso McAuley, Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, Ethan Suplee, and Sarah Wright. This group joins the previously announced actors Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. The film is being distributed through FilmDistrict.