Monday, August 22, 2011

Donny's Boy films at Wychmere Beach Club

Wychmere Beach Club, a true jewel in Harwich Port's crown:

At the entrance to Wychmere Harbor in Harwich Port, marked by a sturdy stone jetty, is a graceful wide swath of sandy beach, one of the few accreting beaches on the Cape and growing at a rate of up to seven feet a year. Beyond the beach is the confluence of all that is Cape Cod: Catboats swinging with the tide, the hustle and bustle of Harwich Port Boat Yard, and just across the channel, the elegant Wychmere Beach Club-mid-stride in its renaissance as a world-class exclusive private club and venue for chic weddings, catered events and corporate gatherings...

Extras arrive before shooting at the Wychmere Beach Club:

No doubt, Columbia Pictures, Sandler and his cast of primetime co-stars Susan Sarandon, James Caan, Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live"), Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") and singer Tony Orlando-all on hand for filming-were highly organized yesterday, as well as star-struck natives, some of whom watched at a distance as actors prepped for shoots or chilled on an outside deck awaiting the director's call.

In the movie, according to published reports, Sandler plays a loser used hot-tub salesman whose son-after becoming wealthy, then engaged-informs everyone that his parents are dead. Sandler, in obvious need of money, shows up at the wedding rehearsal dinner, filmed at the Harbor House, and correctly discerns that his son's fiancée is a gold digger. The denouement is exceedingly entertaining.

It is clear the movie has struck gold with the locals. Bring it on, says Harwich Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Davidson, who was interviewed overlooking the set by Kimberly Bookman, reporter for WCVB, Channel 5 in Boston. The filming has attracted a spate of local, regional and national press, interviewing star-struck residents and visitors. Davidson told Bookman, in essence, that all boats rise with the tide in Harwich and when Hollywood comes knocking, the ebb and flow crests in a moon tide of blessings.

Wychmere Harbor Club:

The movie, she boasts, has spawned largesse to the town in terms of ancillary revenues at a time when the nation was reeling from the threat of a national default. Columbia Pictures has paid the town $28,000 to use town-owned sites, including a nearby church and Saquatucket Harbor to park large equipment and production trucks. More than 150 extras were hired for the shoot (many from a casting call at Barnstable High School), and all the excitement has brought in scores of new visitors to Harwich Port, which offers some of the Cape's best restaurants, shopping and galleries.

While security has been tight on the set, onlookers at a distance have seen the stars, and wide-eyes and smiles are proof of that. There have been friendly waves from the cast and a few callouts.

Manager as movie extra

"The filming has been great for Wychmere and the town," says Wychmere's asset manager Tony Guthrie, who previously oversaw impressive renovations and repositioning at Chatham Bars Inn and Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in East Harwich. Guthrie even made it onto the movie set as an extra. "It was amazing just to be there in the front row, watching the direction and filming," he says. Look for Guthrie months from now in a theater near you...

Read the rest here:

Okay, so we start to get more info about the plot here. Adam is washed up, Andy is successful (and rich), and Leighton is digging for gold.

Sounds great!

How well do you think Andy will play this character? Will he be funny or just a straight man for Adam to play off of?



eLoveHate said...

i'm totally obsessed with andy. i LOVE him. i created him as a topic on so that i could love him everyday! if he gets enough votes he'll be topic of the day and everyone will see how awesome he is!

Ed Price said...


Got a direct URL for Andy?

Yes, I know you're just promoting your site, but still... if Andy's on it we'll check it out.



eLoveHate said...

Yeah, I have to promote it. It's like my job or something :D

Thanks, TAE!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blog posts about Harwich Port to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)

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