Denzel Washington Films in the Neighborhood

Jason Haber had a very cool sighting on Thursday — Denzel Washington was shooting a movie around 72nd Street and Central Park West. He snapped this photo of the star.

Anyone know what movie it is?

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    1. Josh says:

      He also “lives” in the area with an apartment on CPW.

    2. Diane says:

      Where’s his mask?

    3. lynn says:

      He was shooting Macbeth pre covid but that was in LA. Aren’t there signs posted with the name of the film?

    4. Tomato Tomahto says:

      Celebrities and Governors are officially designated as “essential faces”, and therefore do not need to wear masks in public or follow the restrictions that they tell others to follow. This falls under the “essential face” immunity loophole.

    5. blacklikeu says:

      My favorite actor, for the past 20 years.
      Should have been nominated and win for “The Book of Eli”.
      Truly the best actor alive.

    6. EdNY says:

      (1) Production companies are exceptionally careful and thorough about testing crew and actors. They dispense with masks only when doing the actual filming. (That does not explain why Mr. W. was not wearing one in the photo.)
      (2) The movie or TV show name displayed on the posted permits will frequently be made up in the case of a new movie or TV show where they don’t want it known yet.

      • Josh says:

        Production companies apparently test the talent, who will be mask-less on set, daily, according to Cynthia Nixon.

        • sg says:

          Well if Cynthia Nixon says so… “Hollywood” is the least essential business of all and I certainly don’t need their liberal sermonizing to me about their beliefs!

    7. Carlos says:

      A body like Arnold
      With a Denzel Face

    8. Pamela Kilgore says:

      Hello mr Washington..grateful you and family are well blessings on movie

      Pamela in Detroit Michigan

    9. Marcy Becker says:

      Hope he’s safe!

    10. Prosperine says:

      They are filming a movie he is not scheduled to be in at CP, but he has an apt on CPW and his LA home just had a fire that he managed to escape.

    11. Mark says:

      So sick of filming in the UWS. This is my home, not the set of a tv show or movie. Last week some show shooting in the upper west side took up 11 blocks. A guy who looked like a bouncer told me at 10:30pm that my car was going to be towed that night. Took me over an hour to re-park it. Anyhow, I just couldn’t believe they’re towing cars for a tv show in a pandemic. A bunch of old folks probably had to take a train and two buses to Ozone Park to get their cars out of impound. Anyhow, seriously, leave us alone. Stop taking over out neighborhoods.

      • TJ says:

        Hey Mark, are you offering to pay for the lost revenue the City receives from these shoots? What better time than in a pandemic to take advantage of these opportunities. You want a nice quiet home, move to the burbs.

        • Nevets K says:

          That’s often the obnoxious answer to anyone who has an even partially reasonable objection to some aspect of life in NYC: “Move to the ‘burbs.’”
          Kind of reminds me of one of the right wing’s mindless responses to the anti-war protestors of the 60s: “America, Love It or Leave It!”

          • sg says:

            America, love it or leave it made perfect sense and is now more appropriate than ever. And no, I’m not a racist, have white privilege or are xenophobic…I’m just a proud American who doesn’t feel the need to cow tow to every new immigrant group. Funny how, many don’t like and want to change the US, but they still keep coming…

      • Josh says:

        If they tow your car, it does not go to impound. They are required to put your car into the closest legal space. It is not the same as if NYPD Traffic tows your car because it is illegally parked.

      • Ladybug says:

        Definitely time for you to move!

    12. Joan Vari says:

      One of the best Hollywood actors. A true gentleman and believes in the LORD

    13. Bob Lamm says:

      Denzel Washington has been crucial in arranging and producing the film adaptations of August Wilson’s great plays. First FENCES, now just ahead is MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM. Saw a trailer today; will be in theaters soon, then on Netflix. Directed by George C. Wolfe, screenplay by UWS resident Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The stars are Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman in his last film role. Thank you, Mr. Washington, for giving cinematic life to August Wilson’s work.

    14. Susan says:

      Any sighting of Denzel Washington is a pleasure. One of the greatest actors of all time plus a very charitable man who has given millions to help others. I have been a fan of his since his early tv series. Always enjoy his performances, directing and producing projects.

    15. Dan says:

      He’s scouting locations in Central Park for a movie he’s directing in the spring.

    16. Maryann A Mariconde says:

      MAN ON FIRE. and the movie was great


    17. Sam Katz says:

      Holy cow — it must be a film about the Fountain of Youth, because he looks like he hasn’t aged in 30 years!

    18. Emily Simpson says:

      No mask for Denzel??