Parts of an upcoming, not-yet-titled movie are currently being filmed at locations in the Ashmont/Adams neighborhood, causing parts of Ashmont Street near the T station to experience traffic diversions this week. The movie, a true-crime drama with a central focus on the Detroit riots of 1967 and the infamous Algiers Motel murder, which took place on July 25, 1967— will also be shot in Detroit.
The production is under the direction of Kathryn Bigelow, known for her 2009 Academy Award winning Best Film “The Hurt Locker,” and will feature rising star John Boyega of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
It was not known whether Boyega will appear in any of the Boston-shot scenes.
Ashmont Street resident Della Costello said her home has some vintage interior features that caught the eyes of the filmmakers while they were preparing to film nearby. One scene was shot in Costello’s three-decker home.
“The location manager, Charlie Harrington, came over to introduce himself and asked if I had any flowery wallpaper. I said to him, ‘No, my walls are painted, but my stairwell has wallpaper from the 70s.’ Then Bigelow was in my house and they started shooting.”
The film, which reunites director Bigelow with award-winning screenwriter Mark Boal is expected to hit theaters in 2017.