The avalanche of major motion pictures shooting throughout New Jersey continues as a movie starring Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins has wrapped production after filming on both sides of the Hudson River.
Last week, New Jersey’s own Anne Hathaway celebrated the end of shooting on her upcoming film “Armageddon Time.” The Oscar-winning actress, who grew up in Millburn, took to Instagram to announce that her latest movie has officially entered post-production.
“What a gem of an experience,” Hathaway wrote in the post. “Feeling very grateful to everyone involved.”
Hathaway is co-starring in “Armageddon Time” with two-time Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins. The cast of the Focus Features film also includes Jeremy Strong of “Succession” fame and is being directed by James Gray of “Ad Astra” fame.
The coming-of-age drama will be set in the 1980s and is inspired by Gray’s experiences at the Kew-Forest School in Queens, the same school attended by former President Donald Trump. Not much else is known about the plot of “Armageddon Time,” but Variety reports that both a young Donald Trump and his father, Fred Trump, will be portrayed in the film.
Per Backstage, “Armageddon Time” filmed various scenes in New York City earlier this month before moving over to New Jersey. Filming took place in Jersey City last week, and additional footage was shot in Bayonne and Teaneck, per NorthJersey.com. A release date for the film has not yet been announced.
“Armageddon Time” ends a busy year for film production in New Jersey, particularly in Jersey City. Besides opening the state’s biggest film production facility over the summer, Queen Latifah’s CBS drama “The Equalizer” spent time filming scenes in Jersey City and the Billy Eichner-led romantic comedy “Bros” shot throughout Downtown during October.
Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, and Bill Murray started filming “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” earlier this month near Van Vorst Park, a production being led by Oscar-winning director Peter Farrelly.