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An Ongoing List of All the Movies + TV Shows Filming in Hoboken + Jersey City

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We’ve said before that we’re not a celebrity gossip blog by trade. This is true, but we’re not also not above a little fanfare when an A-lister pops through town. As movies and TV shows continue to make Hudson County their soundstage, we thought it appropriate to create a comprehensive list of all the projects currently filming in Hoboken + Jersey City, so that fellow pop-culture enthusiasts can stay current on the latest. In the past month alone, JLo, Timothée Chalamet, and Paul Mescal have all been seen in the area — and there’s no telling what celebrity will make a Garden State visit next. We’ll be updating this article whenever necessary. As of April 15th, 2024, keep reading for a list of all the movies and TV shows currently filming in Hoboken + Jersey City.

Currently Filming

A Complete Unknown

Starring: Timothée Chalamet

Last Seen: Moran’s + Church Square Park, April 12th

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On Monday, March 25th, an eagle-eyed Hoboken Girl reader spotted what looked like a film crew at Jersey City’s Miss America Diner — an old-school spot serving classic NJ diner fare at 322 West Side Avenue. A member of the on-site film crew confirmed that the project is A Complete Unknown, the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic starring Timothée Chalamet.

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Per NJ.com, the crew had two late-night shoots at Miss America on March 25th and 26th, before embarking on a Tour De Jersey City Diner. White Mana Diner was the next Jersey City outpost to serve as a film location for the Chalamet-led movie — the famed burger joint on Tonelle Avenue was closed for filming on April 4th.

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On April 12th, Timmy finally made his way to Hoboken, with film crews taking over popular Irish pub Moran’s and Church Square Park on Garden Street. Locals came out in droves to catch the star in action, who strolled the Mile Square streets in an all-black suit and sunglasses around 9PM. This week, the crew returns to Jersey City — this time on Jersey Avenue, where faux signage already lines the block. Filming will happen on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. See a note below. 

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A Complete Unknown is set in “the influential New York music scene of the early ’60s” and follows “19-year-old Minnesota musician Bob Dylan’s meteoric rise as a folk singer to concert halls and the top of the charts.” The title refers to Bob Dylan’s hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” in which he sings: “How does it feel, how does it feel/To be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?”

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Miller by Marriage

Directed by: Edward Burns

Last Seen: Tenth + Eleventh Streets, April 17th

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Photo Credit: HG Reader

Hoboken readers spotted film crews in the early morning of March 26th. Signage on Bloomfield Street + 11th Street indicated that the project is called Miller by Marriage directed by Edward Burns and will be filming in town through April.

The project is, indeed, filming through April. On Wednesday, April 17th, the team was seen filming at Sorellina on 1036 Washington Street. 

Putting the movie title into Google won’t arouse much detail — various wedding counseling companies, We’re the Millers quote lists, and unassuming Instagram profiles are all the search engine can generate. Per Patch, the movie is a “Tier 1A Low Budget Feature starting up in NJ.”

Despite its low-budget status, this movie will be one to watch. The director, Edward Burns, is behind fan-favored films like The Brothers McMullen and She’s the One. It’s worth noting that The Brothers McMullen was a low-budget indie film before its meteoric rise to a blockbuster hit. Burns has also acted in 30+ movies and TV shows — including main roles in Saving Private Ryan, 27 Dresses, and more.

The History of Sound

Starring: Paul Mescal, Josh O’Connor

Last Seen: Hamilton Park, April 1st

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A big headline for Gen-Zers with high screen time, resident “sad boy” Paul Mescal (who starred in the Salley Rooney-adapted mini-series Normal People) was seen at 10th + Willow in Hoboken on March 5th. Joined by Josh O’Connor (who’s starring beside Zendaya in the upcoming film Challengers), the two are working on a period romance called The History of Sound, which spent a week filming at the Hoboken bar in March.

On Monday, April 1st, the crew was again spotted at Hamilton Park in Jersey City — which checks out, given that the production company is headquartered in Elizabeth, per the NJ Motion Picture + Television Commission.

The History of Sound follows two young men during World War 1, Lionel and David, who set out to record the lives, voices, and music of American countrymen, all the while falling in love. Paul Mescal plays the role of Lionel, and Josh O’Connor plays the role of David. The movie is actively filming in New Jersey, with its release date set for sometime in 2025.

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Starring: Jennifer Lopez

Last seen: Elysian Cafe, March 26th

Several unsuspecting Hoboken Girl readers spotted JLo in Hoboken on the afternoon of March 26th and shared the tea via DMs and email. A surprising sight for any Mile Square resident,  Mrs. Jenny from the Block was seen dining at Elysian Cafe, Hoboken’s oldest continuously operating restaurant.

That’s not the last Hudson County will see of JLo, either: her upcoming movie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, is scheduled to begin filming in early April at locations in Jersey City in Kearny.

Per Variety, JLo was first attached to Kiss of the Spider Woman in December 2023. The film is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, written and directed by Dreamgirls filmmaker Bill Condon. “The musical is set in an Argentinian prison in 1981,” Variety reported in December. “Lopez would play the titular role, a fantasy woman named Aurora created by Luis Molina, a gay hairdresser serving an eight-year sentence for allegedly corrupting a minor.”

Beyond the Rush

Starring: Eric Roberts

Last Seen: Basile’s Jersey City, March 26th

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Just last week, Eric Roberts (father of Emma Roberts, sister to Julia Roberts) took to Instagram to gush over Basile’s Pizza in Jersey City: “Most assuredly my favorite pizza (& people) anywhere ever!” The first try was posted upside down — how he managed that is unclear to us — but sentiments in the follow-up remained the same: “Best Pizza Ever.”

Turns out, Eric isn’t just in town for a quick slice. He’s starring in an upcoming movie, Beyond the Rush, alongside Cathy Moriarty, John Savage, and Jayce Bartok. The movie, according to IMDB, follows an investigative journalist “Working undercover to expose a corrupt judge,” as he “confronts his secret past plus his mother’s mental illness and must choose between addiction and obsession or love and redemption.” Eric Roberts will portray the corrupt judge.

NJ Motion Picture + Television Commission has listed Beyond the Rush as filming in Hudson, Essex, and Passaic Counties. According to NorthJersey.com, filming will run until April 5th.

 


 

February

Before

Starring: Billy Crystal

Last Seen: 12th + 13th Streets, February 2nd

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Billy Crystal is most known for his titular role of Harry in When Harry Met Sally, but the iconic actor swapped cozy-Meg-Ryan-rom-com and streets of NYC for a psychological thriller that shot in Hoboken this past February. Called Before, the project is a Paramount Studios production that will premiere on Apple TV+ as a limited series. Billy will portray Eli, a child psychiatrist who encounters a troubled young boy shortly after losing his wife.

On February 2nd, Billy Crystal and co. had blocked off several parts of Washington Street for filming, per PatchHG readers submitted photos of film crews between 12th + 13th Streets. Unfortunately, there were no Billy Crystal sightings at the time — but back in the summer of 2023, Hoboken residents did see the veteran actor taking in views from Pier A Park.

January

It Ends with Us

Starring: Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni

Last Seen: Newport Waterfront, January 5th

@thehobokengirl The ‘It Ends with Us’ crew is back — filming at the Newport waterfront in #JerseyCity today Plus Ryan Reynolds playing supportive husband. #hobokengirl #hoboken #hobokennj #jerseycitygirl #jerseycity #jerseycitynj #jerseycitynewjersey #northjersey #nj #hudsoncounty #hudsoncountynj #njnews #celebs #itendswithusbook #itendswithusmovie #blakelively ♬ Confidence (sped up version) – Ocean Alley

 

The Blake Lively-led, Colleen Hoover novel-turned-movie is sort of Hoboken’s “big break,” ushering in this era of major motion pictures to film in Hudson County. Crews were first spotted in the early days of May 2023, but tides turned on May 17th, when Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively were seen filming on Bloomfield + 10th Streets. Locals poured out in droves to catch the A-Listers in action.

Filming paused due to the WGA Strike but resumed again in January of this year. The It Ends with Us cast and crew made their way to the Newport waterfront in Jersey City. Blake and Justin were once again spotted by locals, this time accompanied by Blake’s husband Ryan Reynolds. 

Indeed, it might end with us, Hudson County locals. January was the last reported time the crew was seen filming. The movie is slated to premiere on June 21st, 2024, according to InStyle. The movie is no longer listed on the NJ Motion Picture + Television Commission’s list of projects currently filming in New Jersey.

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American Horror Stories 

Starring: Rotating Cast

Last Seen: Elysian Cafe, January 26th

Hoboken has its fair share of rumored-to-be-haunted places, and though Elysian Cafe isn’t one of them, it entered a new category last November: rumored to be the filming location for a popular horror television series.

On Friday, January 26th, Elysian Cafe was closed to customers so that American Horror Stories — an FX + Hulu spinoff of the popular series American Horror Story — could use the restaurant as a film set. That was the second time the show had used the space, the first being November 2023.

American Horror Stories is an anthology spinoff to the award-winning series starring Emma Roberts and Evan Peters (the latter of which left after nine seasons). It features a different story each week, meaning no two episodes are in the same location or feature the same set of characters.

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