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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Elizabeth Banks Causes Major Traffic Jam in Los Angeles (With Her New Movie)


Elizabeth Banks, who I love despite a few of her questionable movies (*cough* The Next Three Days *cough*), is starring in a new comedy that looks right up her alley--WALK OF SHAME. Though the film hasn't even hit theaters yet, it garnered quite the audience this past weekend when the actress literally stopped traffic on a major highway wearing nothing but a teeny weeny itsy bitty yellow spandex dress. Full explanation below (from a Film District press release):

Los Angeles, February 6, 2013 – This weekend Hollywood was responsible for Los Angeles’ recent major road closure as the production of WALK OF SHAME stopped traffic –literally! – inspiring the term Shameaggedon. The comedy, starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs, currently in production in Los Angeles closed the roads due to filming – taking over the 710 Freeway from the 10 Freeway to the Valley Boulevard exit. The road closures lasted over six hours both Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3.

Written & directed by Steve Brill (WITHOUT A PADDLE, MR. DEEDS), WALK OF SHAME stars Banks as an aspiring reporter whose dreams of becoming a network news anchor are compromised after a one-night stand with a handsome stranger (played by Marsden) leaves her stranded in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID or money – and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.

Saturday and Sunday (also known as Super Bowl Sunday) traffic on the 10 was diverted to other exits such as Fremont and Eastern, while traffic heading north on the 710 Freeway was diverted onto the 10 East and West to Fremont or Eastern. 

WALK OF SHAME, which commenced principal photography in January, will wrap next month and is projected to hit theatres some time early next year. Produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, the film’s cast has been rounded out by an impressive group of comedic talent including Bill Burr, Liz Carey, Ken Davitian, Willie Garson, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Oliver Hudson, Alphonso McAuley, Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, Ethan Suplee and Sarah Wright. This group joins the previously announced actors Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. The film is being distributed through FilmDistrict.

I'm here for Banks. So hopefully WALK OF SHAME is at least worth the price of admission. According to IMDB, it should be in theaters sometime next year. Are you excited to watch it?

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