Posted in NYC | movies on August 9, 2014

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When you walk around Williamsburg you see a lot of these orange signs for movie shoots, they're practically omnipresent. But I did a double-take when I saw this one on N. 6th and Berry today. I have no idea what this is or if it's real (Update: somebody's pranking the neighborhood), but free to offer up a pitch in the comments.

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Comments (23)

fake.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 9:58 PM

Self-described "buddies" Nate and Jeremy can't seem to make it come together in their hometown Columbus, Ohio. Over an evening of "shooting the shit," they spontaneously decide to quit their jobs at the local Foot Locker and Caribou Coffee and go somewhere "real" — Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Outfitted with dollar-bin neon shades, Navajo-print, low-cut tank tops, an Instagram account and a crate full of mint records by feckless preppy-rock, they arrive in the big city to pursue their dream of finally finding a place where can feel "different" without really having to be.

Williamsburg: The Movie. (Simultaneously in production with Williamsburg 2: Bushwick)

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 10:40 PM

I read spike lee is going to co star along side
Samuel l jackson

They are going to play hipsters from the Midwest
Who move to Williamsburg to become country
Music singers

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 10:41 PM

Why not just call Chad?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 10:42 PM

Nope

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 11:15 PM

I hope this movie ends with Williamsburg being nuked

That would be cool

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 11:17 PM

of course the managers name is chad... they are all chads in WB

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2014 6:37 PM

Keith and Scott BFFs from Chappaqua always get into trouble. Wrecking their parents European cars and throwing coke parties, oh the high jinx. Their parents wanted the boys to get away from the bad influences of home and experience the real world. They bought them a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Sporting shaved heads, big beards, oversized framed glasses, dad pants, and metal band T-shirts, the boys took Williamsburg by storm. Pillaging farmers markets, hanging out a coffee shops, smoking hard cigarettes and getting wasted on light beer Westchester life now seemed so blasé. Keith and Scott's new electronic indie dance pop band is sure to be BVs new favorite.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 7:19 AM

Well , the last time I was on Bedford I really did think I walked on to a movie set.... "Hipster Hell" the title

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 7:36 AM

I'm surprised no one thought to make a television series called "Williamsburg".

I'm even more surprised that Fred Armisen isn't doing "Portlandia: The Movie" before this.

'Problem with this movie is twofold:

1. It's esoteric. Who's really getting it outside of NYC and NYC metro area people esp. NYC people?

2. There are too many types of Williamsburg hipsters to cover for all the time that's passed. If you made this in 2007, ok, it wouldn't be difficult to come up with characters. Now? Again, too many types with the passage of time. Do you cover Bowery Presents hipsters, hardcore punk hipsters, etc? You can't cover all of them and to have each one represented makes it more like a string of appearances/vignettes than a cohesive story with a firm set of characters.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 8:10 AM

^ you thought WAY too much about this

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 11:22 AM

Williamsburg has become worse than Park Slope

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 12:46 PM

I saw a pretty large film crew outside of Oasis in Williamsburg and the title was something like "the all pervasive chickpea and it's social importance"

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 1:16 PM

Two young men are trying to make their way in a corporation so they can afford the ever increasing rents in Brooklyn, New York (USA). One on charm, the other on hard work. When they go to the president (Bernie) with a serious financial error on a printout, he pretends to be thrilled and invites them to his Williamsburg loft for the weekend. He actually plans on having them killed. Bernie is also fooling around with the girlfriend of his mafia partner. When the partner has Bernie killed, the boys end up having to pretend Bernie is still alive as the frustrated hit man tries time and time again to complete the job.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 2:11 PM

^ actually that was the old plot, the new one is as follows:

Two young men are trying to make a Robust Hummus Platter, so they can have a dinner party at their loft in Brooklyn, New York (USA). When they go to the grocery store to purchase ingredients (Chickpeas) they notice a serious financial error due to the situation of having an expired ATM card, one fellow pretends to be thrilled and recomends moving the dinner party to Oasis for the weekend. But one character has been fooling around with Habib's girlfriend so attending Oasis is a risky proposition. The boys end up having to pretend work responsibilities are getting in the way of having dinner party and end up canceling.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 2:30 PM

Insider here.

Guys it's a remake of 'You've Got Mail', reset in Williamsburg.

Grimes will be playing the role Meg Ryan made famous. Except this time she will own an 'Oasis like' restaurant.

Frowhak will play the Tom Hanks part, rewritten as an executive for a 'Sabra-esque' corporation.

I expect nothing less than an instant classic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 12:45 AM

^omg, lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 12:54 AM

Is James Murphy directing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 1:37 PM

William (D-FENS) just wants to get home to see his daughter on her birthday. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be going right for him. Over the years there has been an influx of people called 'hipsters' into the neighborhood and it has changed around D-Fens. First there's the traffic jam caused by these hipsters on fixed gear bicycles, then the unhelpful hipster shopkeeper who doesn't give change but rather donates it to his friends' various kickstarters without the customer's consent. D-FENS begins to crack and starts to fight back against the every day "injustices" he encounters on his journey home. When D-FENS is confronted by some hipsters who explain to him that he is on their turf he loses his cool. The film has a story running in parallel about a desk-bound cop who is about to retire. He's retiring for his wife's sake, and obviously isn't happy about it. The cop tracks down D-FENS and in the final scene.....

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 1:59 PM

^cast plz

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:17 PM

Henry Rollins as D-Fens

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 3:11 PM

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