A Hollywood movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates and Debra Winger has been filming in Connecticut and filming is underway at Yale today.
The film is Boychoir.
According to IMDB, it’s about an 11-year-old orphan from Texas who winds up with a boy choir on the east coast after his mother dies. It follows his battle with a demanding choir master, played by Hoffman, who pushes the boy to discover his creativity through music.
NJ.com reports that the story was inspired by American Boychoir School, a school founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1937, which has been located in Princeton, New Jersey since 1950. http://www.americanboychoir.org/
Bates plays the school’s headmistress, according to NJ.com.
The movie is filming at Yale for two days and much of the movie is being shot in Connecticut.
The American Boychoir’s Facebook page says they are participating in the filming and have shot in two locations in Greenwich.
One represents a school gym in Texas. The other represents a rehearsal room at a New York City cathedral and a social club in Philadelphia.
Hoffman was filming at the Greenwich Civic Center earlier this week,
. A photo posted shows Debra Winger with him.
She plays the principal of the Texas school the boy attended,
is also in the film,
It appears that there was also filming at Fairfield University.
Filming on the feature film started in Connecticut in February and goes through March.