Crowd gathers for production of Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones film

Stonington resident Kayla Maloney, left, and her friend Anna Levesque peek out their window to watch as the movie "Great Hope Springs,"  starring actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep is filmed on Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.  The duo had to look over a newly attached movie marquee that is a movie prop.
Stonington resident Kayla Maloney, left, and her friend Anna Levesque peek out their window to watch as the movie "Great Hope Springs," starring actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep is filmed on Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The duo had to look over a newly attached movie marquee that is a movie prop. Tim Cook/The Day

Stonington -- Filming continues in the borough on the set of the major motion picture "Great Hope Springs."

By 11 a.m., co-stars Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones had done about a dozen takes of a 30-second scene where they stroll down Water Street. Several locals are positioned as extras in the background of the scene, but the public was cordoned off at such a distance that none of the actors' dialogue could be heard.

A truck sprayed the street with water, possibly adding credence to rumors that the plot includes a Nor'easter. Several onlookers are still onhand, though some of the original dozens of fans have drifted away over the course of the morning.

Yellow and black GHS signs — Great Hope Springs — have been posted directing folks to the shooting set and to "Base Camp." It looks like the day's first footage will be shot outside the barber shop at 117 Water Street.

Spectators and residents watch to catch a glimpse of actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep as they are filmed on Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, during the shooting of the movie
Spectators and residents watch to catch a glimpse of actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep as they are filmed on Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, during the shooting of the movie "Great Hope Springs." Tim Cook/The Day
Actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are filmed as they walk down Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 during the shooting of the movie Great Hope Springs.
Actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are filmed as they walk down Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 during the shooting of the movie Great Hope Springs. Tim Cook/The Day
Actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are filmed as they walk down Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, during the shooting of the movie Great Hope Springs.
Actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are filmed as they walk down Water Street in Stonington Borough Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, during the shooting of the movie Great Hope Springs. Tim Cook/The Day

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Parts of Stonington are being transformed as production of the Meryl Streep film “Great Hope Springs” gets underway. If you take a picture from the set, share it with us by sending the photo to a.nunes@theday.com. Please include your name and where the photo was taken.

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