Matt Damon Shooting New Film in Massachusetts

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Matt Damon is back in Massachusetts. This time's the Bourne actor is producing a new film on the North Shore. Several areas in Beverly, Massachusetts served as the backdrop for filming Manchester-By-The-Sea, which stars Casey Affleck.

The Salem News reports that some of the filming will actually take place in Manchester-By-The-Sea, as well as in Gloucester and Salem. Last week saw several spots in Beverly getting the Hollywood treatment.

On Tuesday, three spots in Beverly were featured in the filming. Cast and crew were spotted in the Central Cemetery on Hale Street, along Lothrop Street by Washington Street, and inside a funeral home on Cabot Street.

The film is about Lee Chandler, who is played by Casey Affleck, as he is made the legal guardian of his nephew following the sudden death of his brother Joe, who is played by Kyle Chandler. Lee is then forced to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his wife Randi, who is played by Michelle Williams, and the community in which he was born and raised.

Matt Damon is, of course, an actor--as well as a screenwriter and producer--from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He grew up alongside Cambridge native Ben Affleck, and the two got their start in the film industry in Good Will Hunting, in which they starred along with the late Robin Williams. Neither Ben Affleck nor Matt Damon has ever lost sight of their roots, and return to Massachusetts often--for work and for play.

Matt Damon will no doubt be spotted in the aforementioned Massachusetts towns for the next couple of weeks. Filming is expected to wrap some time in early April.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.