Scenes for ‘Jungleland’ shot in Pawtucket

Scenes for ‘Jungleland’ shot in Pawtucket

Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves poses with actor Charlie Hunnam, of “Jungleland,” during filming last week in Pawtucket.

PAWTUCKET – City residents got a sneak preview of “Jungleland” as scenes for the upcoming film were shot along city streets last week.

The 2019 drama is directed by Max Winkler and written by Theodore Bressman, David Branson Smith, and Winkler. It stars Jack O’Connell, Charlie Hunnam, and Jessica Barden.

Doug Armitage, of Jungleland Productions LLC, requested permission to film scenes for the feature film about a “bare-knuckle boxer traveling across the country for his big shot,” said representatives from Mayor Donald Grebien’s office. Filming happened on Oct. 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There were 10 locations where producers were looking to film, including a scene shot on Newport Avenue.

The crew size was approximately 20, according to Grebien spokesman Wilder Arboleda. Production Manager Ted Deiker was also in the city for the shooting of the $5 million film.

Pawtucket filming locations were USA 1 Hr Cleaner, South Union and George Street, Waverly Place and Pine, Main Street, China Inn, Pawtucket Public Library, River Street, Hope Artiste Village, the Pawtucket Armory, Moshassuck Street and Main Street. It also included Newport Express where the actors pulled into the gas station.