Jeff Goldblum, indie film production come to SU

The production blocked pedestrian traffic in front of the Hall of Languages on Tuesday morning.

Jeff Goldblum and the cast and crew of The Mountain, an upcoming independent film, were on the SU campus this morning. Pedestrian traffic was partially blocked off on campus Tuesday because of the shoot.

The film, which is set in the 1950s, also brought several old-fashioned cars to campus. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Mountain is directed by Rick Alverson. At an event last month, Goldblum invoked some legendary titles when describing the project. "It reminds me in tone of P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood or The Master, metaphorical critiques of the American psyche, in the vein of Death of a Salesman... It's not for everybody, but I really like it, I keep working on it, and I like him," Goldblum told THR. 

Photo: Eric Jackson

Goldblum has been acting in Hollywood for more than 30 years, and has starred in everything from Jurassic Park to the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. He was spotted on campus by several passers-by. 

The shoot blocked off the Einhorn Family Walk between Byrd Library and Newhouse, as well as the stairs leading up to the Place of Remembrance, the pathways between Place of Remembrance and the Hall of Languages, and the three front doors of the Hall of Languages. It took place from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

 The rainy weather may not have made for the best shooting conditions, but the shoot persisted in spite of it. 

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