IPSWICH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)— Downtown Ipswich is getting its Hollywood moment starting next week.
The film adaptation of the Steven King novel "Salem's Lot" will take place next week in a section of downtown Ipswich. Crews spent most of Friday building the set on South Main Street in downtown Ipswich.
For the film, the small section of downtown will turn into Jerusalem, Maine, where the novel is set. Buildings on the street got a makeover, with new paint, awnings, and windows. Others got interior redesigns to look like they are from the 1970s.
The film and book revolve around a writer who returns to his hometown for writing inspiration, only to find that his hometown has been taken over by a vampire, according to IMDB. The film is scheduled to be released in September 2022.
Filming will shutdown the street that connects routes 1A and 133, but residents are not completely bothered by the idea of having the street shutdown for film.
"It's like I'm on a movie set every time I leave my house," an Ipswich resident named Nancy said. She lives on the street where they will be filming.
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