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Black Bass Hotel becomes Hollywood movie set

LUMBERVILLE, Pa. - Some Hollywood heavyweights have landed in Lumberville, Bucks County.

The tiny river town is the setting for several scenes of a movie starring Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, and Kevin Hart.

And Lumberville's Black Bass Hotel was the perfect place to shoot scenes for a major Hollywood movie.

"It's a beautiful place, a unique place very handsome, very historical, very interesting," said manager Grant Ross.

"We were cycling along and my husband said Nicole Kidman was at the Black Bass yesterday and I said what!?!" quipped Annie Thierry.

On Thursday, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, and Kevin Hart filmed three scenes for the movie Untouchable inside the hotel.

Black Bass manager Grant Ross said the crew filmed in suite Lorraine, in the dining room, and on the outside patio.

Setup was Wednesday, where all the furniture was taken out and replaced, including the paintings.

"It was remarkable. Hundreds of people, huge generators, specialists in every conceivable industry," Ross said.

How tall is Nicole Kidman? At least 6ft. She had a big smile and said hello," Georgia Ditzler added.

Ditzler, an employee, said all the stars were great and personable to everyone.

News of the film spread like Hollywood tabloid fire across social media.

It brought Fred and Linda Powell to the Black Bass from Newtown.

"Thought about going to New Hope or Lambertville, but read about this and thought, hey, this is one of our favorite places because it's so beautiful," Powell said.

Inside the guest book Bryan Cranston's name is clearly written.

No matter how the movie does at the box office its stars have clearly left their mark in the Black Bass.

"It is a feather in our cap, very proud of what we have here. To be in a movie makes us feel good," Ross said.

The hotel was first contacted by location scouts in October.

They drove up and down river road, looking for the perfect place.

The film about a wealthy paraplegic and his friendship with unemployed man is a remake of a French movie.

It’s set to release in 2018.


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