Director Peter Hedges lives and works in Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill. His new movie, Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell opens today:
NY Daily News: Brooklynite Peter Hedges…: "Paul [Giamatti lives] here; he's right around the corner from my office," said Hedges. "You could cast nearly any movie in Brooklyn, and now you can film in Brooklyn – for you have studios. I can list all the great actors that live around us — I'm going to start selling star maps."
Judging by the publicity surrounding "Dan in Real Life," Hedges may not need to sell maps for cash anytime soon.