That’s a Wrap for City Streets

This is a time for traffic troubles and star gazing.

WRC_0000000006465022_1200x675_255198787754.jpg
Getty Images

Hollywood is making a brief and dramatic pit stop here in the Bay Area, but the traffic headaches that come with a blockbuster movie shoot will come to an end Sunday with a final scene being shot on the streets of San Francisco.

A new movie starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow used San Francisco as a backdrop shutting down city streets at all hours of the day and night.

The film, "Contagion," follows a team of doctors who are forced to deal with an outbreak of a deadly disease. 

The final shoot that will impact traffic is Sunday.  Taylor Street from Filbert to Union streets and Aladdin Terrace from Taylor street to the Easterly Terminus intersection will be shut down until late afternoon.

Along with the stars, some 2,000 locals played a role as extras in the film. Most of those people still have their pay day ahead. It is been reported the biggest shoot of the movie will happen midweek at Candlestick Park.  During the local casting call last month, the casting director said inside the ballpark people will learn if they will live or die from the pretend outbreak.

Contact Us