Friday, March 6, 2015

Del Frisco's day under the lights

The steak house's GM gets in a scene.

Del Frisco's day under the lights

Del Frisco's steak house at 15th and Chestnut Streets had its day of cinematic magic Monday, joining Union Trust, Happy Rooster, Marathon Grill, Paradigm, Dolce, and Butcher & Singer as restaurant locations used in the thriller The Dark Fields starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

Monday's all-day shoot ran from 3 a.m. till dinnertime for Del's general manager Rich Furino, who told me that he got a perk for cooking for and feeding actors Cooper, De Niro, Darren Goldstein, and Robert John Burke, plus about 200 business-dressed extras in the dining room.

Director Neil Burger had Furino play a patron "walking into" the restaurant with two extras as the two stars walked out at the end of a scene.

De Niro's last day of shooting will be Thursday. Production moves Tuesday to the former AAA headquarters on the 2000 block of Market Street.

Wrap day is May 28.

Michael Klein
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