UPDATE: Wednesday July 25th – Source: Peter Wolf on Facebook – Peter Wolf and Salma Hayek on the set of Grown Ups 2.
UPDATE: Tuesday July 24th – Source: Boston Globe — The J. Geils Band performed three songs during filming of a pool party scene. While 400 extras frolicked, the band played “Centerfold,” “Where Did Our Love Go?,” and “(Ain’t Nothin’ but a) House Party.”
UPDATE: Monday July 23rd - The J. Geils Band are on set today!
— Kimberly Alexis Howe (@KimberlyAlexisH) July 23, 2012
— Kati Salowsky (@KatiSal) July 23, 2012
music on set today provided by the j geils band live
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Filming has already started in Swampscott for the latest Adam Sandler movie ‘Grown Ups 2‘ starring Adam Sandler, David Spade, Alexander Ludwig, Kevin James and Chris Rock. The article below from Swampscott.patch.com seems to indicate that the band will be performing in a ‘wild party’ scene. An enclosed sound stage is currently being built at Phillips Park which will include the Adam Sandler character’s house, his pool and tennis courts. Updates and confirmation that the band are actually in the film when we get them.
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved Tuesday night the state’s first temporary movie sound stage in Swampscott.
But it empowered the town administrator and staff to ensure that the set for Grown Ups 2 at Phillips Park does not make flooding worse for the neighbors and maybe the film company will leave the park in better shape than it found it.
The tented sound stage will be 45,000 square feet and 80 feet tall. It will allow the movie crew to film a night “wild party” scene during the day. The alternative was to rent a large home with a pool and film 15 to 16 nights with the J. Geils Band performing, said location manager Charlie Harrington.
Sony Columbia decided to go to the expense and seek the ZBA’s approval for the sound stage to avoid having to film at night.
“Certain of our movie stars do not like to work at night,” he said.
All of the cast are in the party scene that takes place at the rear of the home belonging to the Adam Sandler character, Harrington said.
The tent will have black drapes to block out the sun and will include a pool and a facade of the house inside the tent, Harrington said.