Speculation is growing as film production seems to be underway in Northern California for an upcoming movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, and Regina Hall. The working title of the film is “BC Project,” and it’s written and directed by renowned filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, known for classics like “Boogie Nights” and “There Will Be Blood.”
While details about the film’s plot are shrouded in secrecy, IMDb has quietly revealed some key information. The production now includes producers Sara Murphy, JoAnne Sellar, and Adam Somner, along with on-set painter Mike Reiber. Casting directors Tracy Dixon and Kelly Hunt are also part of the crew.
Eureka has been officially confirmed as one of the filming locations, with production commencing on January 21. Even the costume designer, Mark Bridges of “The Artist,” has been confirmed.
Residents have reported sightings of police cars, camera crews, and Warner Bros. representatives in the Redwood Region, indicating the beginning of filming. Local businesses have benefited from the production’s presence, with production assistants patronizing cafes and thrift shops in the area.
The Hospice Shop Thrift Store in Arcata reported multiple visits from film representatives who purchased a significant amount of clothing and home decor. However, the crew remained tight-lipped about how these items might be used in the film.
On social media, residents posted sightings of an unusual procession of police cars along Highway 101 and Redwood Highway, accompanied by a Porsche Cayenne with a crane car mount. A Warner Bros. truck was also spotted in the vicinity.
Cassandra Hesseltine, film commissioner for the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission, confirmed a project was being shot in the area but couldn’t provide details about its duration or its connection to the Anderson film. She urged residents to be attentive to possible road closures and disruptions but assured that filming wouldn’t occur in the middle of the night.
While the production continues to generate buzz, Hesseltine called for understanding, emphasizing the need to protect the project, its participants, and intellectual property.
As more information is expected to surface during the ongoing filming, locals and film enthusiasts are asked to cooperate and remain patient for the eventual payoff when the movie hits theaters.