Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Former Village Resident, Film in the Park Earlier this Week

the actors on a park bench

Filming this week at WSP were actors Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo on a park bench (above). Ruffalo was at the park in October for Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly (see below).

From The Daily Mail about the film:

Can a Song Save Your Life? sees Knightley’s character arrive in New York with her long-term love interest (Adam Levine) with the aim of pursuing a musical career together.

But Levine’s character dumps her for what he thinks will be a successful solo career without her.

In a rather typical movie twist, Levine’s character meets with a bad ending while Knightley’s Greta is happily discovered by a producer, played by Ruffalo,while singing in a bar on an open mic night.

Love and happiness ensue.

In October Ruffalo at Occupy Wall Street at the park

Ruffalo, while in town filming another time, stopped by Occupy Wall Street at WSP in October. He told me he used to live in the neighborhood or nearby (8th Street or St. Mark’s Place…? I can’t recall.) and was very concerned about NYU’s overwhelming influence. About Occupy Wall Street, the actor, also an activist, was supportive and wanted to see what was going on so he stopped by and hung around for awhile. While doing an interview by the Fountain, he said — “[I recognize] When I’m losing hope, it’s because I’m not doing enough.”

Photo, Top: Ivan Nikilov/

Bottom: Cathryn

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