New 'Spider-Man' to be Filmed at Grumman

Thousands of local extras needed; film could generate millions for Farmingdale-Bethpage area.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be filmed in part at Bethpage and will need thousands of local extras.

In the process, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says the Spider-Man sequel will be the largest movie production to be filmed in New York and could result in 3,500 jobs and the casting of 11,000 extras. The production will include massive sets to be constructed at three facilities in Long Island and Brooklyn and generate millions of dollars in revenue to the local economy.

Scenes will be shot both upstate and downstate and require some 11,000 extras. The movie is due out in 2014.

The huge production needs big spaces and Bethpage has it.

Grumman Studios & Gold Coast Studios,in Bethpage, located in giant hangers once used by the aerospace giant, will play host to legions of actors, production assistants and technical experts. Some of the film will be shot at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn. The production expects to shoot for 150 days, including 50 days in Bethpage and 10 to 15 days in Rochester.

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“There is no better place to film the next adventure of Peter Parker than right here in the Empire State,” Cuomo said in a statement. "This production will also help generate new jobs and economic activity both upstate and downstate which is great news for our local communities and fans of the franchise.”

This is the first time an entire Spider-Man production will be shot in New York, said Gary Martin, president, production administration of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. "Plain and simple, this is a win-win for the state and our production.”

The production expects to require 3,500 new hires, one-third of whom will be from Long Island, and 11,000 extras, including several thousand from Long Island.

Filming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will generate millions of dollars in economic activity across the state, state officials said.

For example, the production will require 3,000 hotel room in Bethpage and Plainview, In addition, the production is using several Long Island-based businesses for purchasing food and equipment, including spending about $32,000 for beverages from U.S. Coffee in Hicksville, $19,000 for auto parts from Quick Auto Parts in Hicksville, and $16,000 for food from Bagelboss in Hicksville.

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Joe Dowd (Editor) March 18, 2013 at 05:35 PM
This is going to be big. I covered one of these years ago and the big studios have a way of making a local place go a Hollywood fast.
Alice Budd March 18, 2013 at 05:46 PM
How do I get to be an extra?
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 18, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Alice: There will be a general cast call for extras. Patch will let you know the date and time. You show up and it's the luck of the draw. Assistant directors pick people out of a "cattle call" as it is called.
Lisa Krebs Borgen March 18, 2013 at 07:35 PM
When will they be in the area?
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 18, 2013 at 08:08 PM
It's not clear yet. When they announce a schedule of shooting times, we'll let you know about it. I suspect it will take a couple of months for us to see a lot of action on this. We'll keep you posted. jd
James Gruttadauria March 19, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I would love to me an extra.
Tarazzia Millar March 19, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I would love it if I could be an extra!
Dale from Farmingdale March 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Assuming they will need all types of people? All ages?
Carol March 20, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Hope they need teenagers...this is right up my almost-13-year-old's alley!
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 20, 2013 at 01:54 PM
We're checking with the studio, but we expect all ages and body types. jd
Christopher Korte April 03, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Any further news on the casting of extras?


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