Previously titled Let It Snow we have our first look at the holiday -themed move Amanda was recently filming it Pittsburgh PA Love the Coopers.
The bright side to the weather-walloping that Pittsburgh has taken this winter: It’s going to make for one heck of a holiday movie.
The frigid, snow-covered city serves as the idyllic Christmas Eve setting for Love the Coopers, still shooting on location, but heading to theaters Nov. 13.
The dramatic comedy was originally titled Let it Snow, and Mother Nature definitely heard that plea.
“We do snow dances instead of rain dances on set,” says director Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), who began shooting on location in late January. Since then, the city has seen near-record low temperatures and more than three feet of snow. “It’s cold but beautiful. We are so lucky with the weather, it’s just been a winter wonderland.”
Nelson says the title change to Love the Coopers, which is how the featured family signs their Christmas cards, was needed to give the movie a more year-round viewing appeal.
But it takes place around an emotionally packed Christmas Eve dinner for the sprawling ensemble cast. John Goodman and Diane Keaton portray the hosts, Charlotte and Sam Cooper, a couple married for 40 years with many family branches.
“It’s one day in everyone’s lives,” says Nelson. “We pick each one up in the morning and we follow them until they get to the dinner at 5 p.m., and then we show what happens when they all collide at the house.”
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