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Adam Sandler returns to the North Shore to film ‘Hubie Halloween’ 

Adam Sandler in Westwood, Calif., on June 10, 2019.
Adam Sandler in Westwood, Calif., on June 10, 2019.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/file)

The Fourth of July may have just passed, but it’s already Halloween in Marblehead.

That’s because Adam Sandler is back on the North Shore to film his latest movie, “Hubie Halloween.”

Filming for the Netflix original movie started Monday in Marblehead’s Old Town historic district. Washington Street was filling in for Salem and was decorated with fake autumn leaves and Halloween decorations.

Casting calls for “Hubie Halloween” posted in May by Casting About describe the film as a story about a “good-natured but eccentric community volunteer” who finds himself “at the center of a real murder case on Halloween night.”

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Adam Sandler outside of the Old Town Hall in Marblehead, where he’s filming "Hubie Halloween."
Adam Sandler outside of the Old Town Hall in Marblehead, where he’s filming "Hubie Halloween."(Derrick Mills)

According to Patch.com, the synopsis on Netflix’s application to film to Danvers officials reads, “Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something really is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween.”

Actor Adam Sandler (right) outside of the Old Town Hall in Marblehead.
Actor Adam Sandler (right) outside of the Old Town Hall in Marblehead.(Derrick Mills)

Sandler, who grew up in Manchester, N.H., has filmed several movies on the North Shore, including “Grown Ups” and its sequel. “Hubie Halloween” is set in Salem and will also film in neighboring towns, including Danvers.

Sandler was also spotted Friday in Beverly grabbing lunch at the Organic Garden Cafe on Cabot Street.


Martha Merrow can be reached at martha.merrow@globe.com, or on Twitter @martha_merrow.