West Portal is the local for Woody Allen’s new, but yet unnamed, San Francisco movie starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins and many others. There are also a lot of local extras who will be seen in the film.
The plot involves a formerly wealthy New York woman who moves in with her San Francisco sister after losing her fortune. She loses her heart to a new lover as well as San Francisco.
The finished movie is expected to begin running at the end of 2013.
Our intrepid paparazzi (Mitch Bull) caught these rare glimpses of Cate Blanchett arriving on the scene at around 8:30 am. Despite the warm and beautiful day the actress was well protected
Golden-Globe Best Actress, Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Persuasion, Fingersmith) gets a last-minute review before the scene is filmed inside the nondescript building.