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‘Burning Woman’ takes a pass on Easton

A handful of films have shot scenes in Easton over the years: the recent “Ghostbusters” reboot, the forthcoming “Stronger” that stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, and who can forget the mermaid-free “Mermaids,” the 1990 comedy-drama featuring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. However, it looks like the filmmakers behind “The Burning Woman” — who originally were interested in shooting scenes at Oliver Ames High School — will not be coming to town after all. Doug Armitage, assistant location manager for the upcoming film, was slated to discuss the proposal at a school committee meeting last Thursday, but Superintendent Andrew Keough announced at the beginning of the meeting that the filmmakers were no longer considering the school as a location. The film, directed by Jake Scott (who’s primarily known for his music videos with the likes of U2, The Smashing Pumpkins, and others), is about a woman raising her grandson after her daughter goes missing, according to IMDb. Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller, Jacki Weaver, and Aaron Paul have signed on to star in the thriller.

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