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Moore' Filming At The M.O.T.

The Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne is hosting yet another major film project. "Far From Heaven," a USAFilms/Killer Films production starring Julianne Moore ("Hannibal," "Boogie Nights"), will be shooting at the decommissioned military base staring in October. The feature is being executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, the Academy Award winning director of "Traffic," and actor George Clooney. Todd Haynes ("Velvet Goldmine," "Safe") will direct.

They will be doing studio work in the space previously occupied by Universal Pictures during the production of "A Beautiful Mind," according to Joseph Friedman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. The Ron Howard/Russell Crowe biopic, about Princeton mathematics professor John Forbes Nash, Jr., wrapped production in late June. An adjacent building is the studio site for the HBO television series "Oz," and contains the show’s vast penitentiary set.

Declan Baldwin, line producer for "Far From Heaven," describes the Military Ocean Terminal as "the most sought after sound stage/production space within the Tri-State area." The City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority have been working in conjunction with the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission to promote the construction of permanent studio facilities on the site. The base offers many advantages to filmmakers, including large warehouses conducive to studio production, extensive officespace, abundant parking, and close proximity to New York City.

"We are very excited about attracting film and television to Bayonne and the Military Ocean Terminal, and have been very proactive in doing so" according to Mayor Joseph V. Doria. "Filmmakers have quickly come to realize that this is a unique site with much to offer the industry."