Is Joe Manganiello Produced 'Smiths' Movie Being Filmed in Albany?

posted by BJ The Web Guy - 

Some major happenings in the Capital Region this week! A movie is being filmed in Albany and Troy and right now the Times Union is reporting that this could be The Smiths movie that is being produced by actor Joe Manganiello. 

Manganiello is best known for his role on "True Blood", and "Magic Mike."  He is currently married to Sofia Vergara from "Modern Family." 

As far as the move goes the TU reports:

Hudson Valley Casting sent out a call for extras on Oct. 9. The posting said a "1980s"-themed film would be shooting in the Albany area during October and November, and requested some actors have a "Rockabilly or Smiths" hairstyle.

As far as Manganiello goes they say he could be playing the radio DJ in the film.

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There is also some traffic advisories while they film and they are as follows, from WGY:

Crews will be filming in Albany Tuesday through Friday, and will return to Troy next week. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Albany):

Parking Restrictions:

Madison Avenue: north side from W. Lawrence Street to Allen Street.

Western Avenue: both north and south sides from Allen Street to W. Lawrence Street.

Temporary Road Closure during filming:

Both Madison Avenue and Western Avenue from Allen Street to W. Lawrence Street.

APD will be on site to temporarily and intermittently stop all vehicle traffic when crews are filming a scene.

Traffic will otherwise not be interrupted.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 7:00am until Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00am (Albany):

Parking Restrictions:

Central Avenue: north side from Lark Street to Henry Johnson Boulevard.

Temporary Road Closures during filming:NO ROAD CLOSURES OR TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 2:30pm until Friday, November 2, 2018, at 7:00am (Albany):

Parking Restrictions:

Catherine Street: both north and south sides from Delaware Avenue to Oneida Terrace.

Avondale Terrace: both east and west sides from Catherine Street south 8 spaces on each side.

Delaware Avenue: both east and west sides from Holland Avenue/Morton Avenue south to Catherine Street.

Road Closures and Temporary Road Closures during filming:

Catherine Street: will be closed to all traffic during these dates and hours.

Avondale Terrace: 8 parking spaces closed south of Catherine Street.

Delaware Avenue: temporary and intermittent stoppage of traffic during filming.

APD units on scene directing traffic.

Sunday, November 4 – Thursday, November 8 (Troy)

Parking restrictions on 16th Street between Park Boulevard and Sausse Avenue from 2:00 pm to 6:00 am each day.

Additional parking restrictions in the vicinity of the following intersections

Park Boulevard and 16th Street

Massachusetts Avenue and 16th Street

Sausse Avenue and 16th Street

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