Spike Lee Film “The Girl is in Trouble” Set on Lower East Side

Posted on: August 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am by

Spike Lee is set to executive produce a new indie flick which is predominantly focused on the Lower East Side.  The Girl is in Trouble is reportedly a noir-like drama in which a neighborhood bartender “becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.”

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The script was co-written by writer-director Julius Onah and Mayuran Tiruchelvam, and stars Columbus Short, Jesse Spencer, and Wilmer Valderrama.  Filming is scheduled to begin sometime next week, so keep an eye out for those fluorescent signs.

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Spike Lee is all about the Lower East Side these days. His piece on soccer, Everything is Practice, was filmed in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, and was the marquee short that helped usher in the new Nike Stadium retail space at 276 Bowery.

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