Flatbush

“Girls” is filming in Brooklyn, in a Victorian Flatbush home

Glenn Close movie, "The Great Gilly Hopkins," set up shop on the same block

May 8, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Attention Lena Dunham fans! The HBO hit “Girls” is filming in Victorian Flatbush this week – and this house on Westminster Road was where it was happening Wednesday.

Yeah, yeah, we know Brooklyn is a TV- and movie-making mecca, and there are shoots all over the place. But this beautiful house where “Girls” ruled on a sunny May day was one of two sites on the very same block where two completely unrelated projects were happening.

Crews working on “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” a movie starring Glenn Close, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover, were camped out in three houses just up the street.

In this section of Victorian Flatbush, which is referred to as Prospect Park South, lovely century-old homes with verdant lawns and flowering trees are the name of the game.

Here’s a closer look at the Westminster Road house that “Girls” took over Wednesday.

The “Girls” crew parked their trucks and gear on nearby Church Avenue and got to work.

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Just up the block from the “Girls” shoot, crews readied this Westminster Road house, a filming site for “The Great Gilly Hopkins.”

Sophie Nelisse, who was in the World War II film “The Book Thief,” plays the title role in “The Great Gilly Hopkins.”

“The Great Gilly Hopkins” also took over two houses besides the one where filming was going on, for cast and crew to hang out in. This is one of those auxiliary houses.

Let the (Fake) Sunshine In: Crews shine a light Wednesday inside the Victorian Flatbush home where “The Great Gilly Hopkins” is being filmed.

Here’s a better look at Westminster Road in Prospect Park South, where Glenn Close’s movie, “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” was filmed Wednesday.

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