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Julia Roberts Films 'Ben Is Back' In Hudson Valley

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Filming near St. John's Church in Larchmont for new Julia Roberts movie. Photo Credit: Submitted
Film equipment set up at St. John's Church in Larchmont for new Julia Roberts movie. Photo Credit: Submitted
"Ben Is Back" starring Julia Roberts is filming at St. John's Church in Larchmont. Photo Credit: Submitted
Film equipment at St. John's Church in Larchmont for Julia Roberts' movie "Ben Is Back." Photo Credit: Submitted

Julia Roberts has been keeping busy these days in Westchester.

As reported earlier, she is shooting scenes for the movie, "Ben Is Back," .a drama which also stars Lucas Hedges.

According to On Location Vacations, as well as several witnesses, she has been spotted at St. John's Episcopal Church at 4 Fountain Square in Larchmont on Monday, Dec. 18 as well as parts of last week. Film crews have been staked out along Beach Avenue and Linden Avenues.

Among the food on hand: Walter's Hot Dogs in Mamaroneck.

The drama, scheduled for release in 2018, follows Ben Burns (Hedges) who returns home to his family one fateful Christmas Eve. Roberts plays his mother.

The award-winning actress was previously shooting scenes at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club.

Westchester remains a popular filming destination for movies and TV shows. Most recently "The Post," starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, also filmed in the area as did USA's "The Sinner," both of which just scored Golden Globe nominations.

According to a recent economic impact survey conducted by the Westchester County Tourism & Film office, the film and TV industry added more than $30 million to the Westchester County economy in 2016—a 67 percent increase since 2014.

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