Filming of the independent movie 27 Down in North Andover, MA was halted unexpectedly Sunday after police descended on a gas station convenience store after receiving an alert that an armed robbery was taking place there. Director John Depew told KHAS-TV, "They came in and they said 'Drop the gun,' and I couldn't see the officer because he was behind [me]. ... I said, 'It's a movie, it's a movie -- we're filming a movie!'" Undeterred the officers handcuffed two of the actors. The store owner, Tracy Adley, later explained that a movie was being filmed and that the guns being used in it were made of plastic. He said he believed a customer called police as a hoax.

25/08/2008