MILLBURY, Mass. - Quiet on the set please! If anyone traveled through the center of town on Monday, you couldn't miss the film crew that was set up on Elm Street for a one day shoot on the streets of Millbury.
Yes, Millbury has gone Hollywood -- at least for a day as the Lifetime Channel was filming part of the film "Grace" in front of Paul's Center Bakery on Elm Street. There was a small film crew in the center of town for the day as the bakery provided a perfect backdrop for one of the scenes in the film.
"Grace" is about a high school senior who is going to prison for manslaughter. On her last day before being locked away, she goes on a surreal search for the truth... is she responsible for her best friend's death or is it someone else?
The film will deal with the complex issues of underage drinking and driving. The producers of "Grace" are hoping to shed light on issues affecting our youth today, similar to their last two films which dealt with school bullying and school shootings.
At a recent Board of Selectmen meeting, the locations manager of the production Jamie Merz appeared before the board to ask for permission to use part of the town's streets for the film.
So keep your eyes peeled for the film "Grace" when its released on Lifetime and you'll see a bit of Millbury on film. Rumor has it (and everyone loves a good rumor) that the next James Bond film may have a scene or two filmed in Millbury too. Stay tuned....