It features established actors Ryan Gosling, who was nominated last year for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in "Half Nelson" (2006) and had made his popular mark on the public earlier as the romantic male lead in "The Notebook" (2004), and Kirsten Dunst, a Golden Globe nominee, whose screen credits include the female lead in the popular "Spider Man" series.
"They were looking for a lakefront house, and I said that they could use it," said the owner of the Brookfield home where some of the filming has taken place, who requested anonymity.
Variety.com has reported that the plot is about "a Gotham real estate dynasty in the 1980s" and said that the movie, which began filming in New York and Connecticut this month, is budgeted for about $20 million.
Scott Ferlisi, the locations manager for the project, declined comment at this time regarding the production of the movie, which reportedly has moved to another part of Connecticut but will return to Lillinonah Drive next month.
"There were vehicles everywhere on the street," Mrs. Davies said of last week's filming. "A lot of the kids came down after school."
"Everyone was very inquisitive," said Linda Volz, whose driveway and garage were used to house the food court for the cast and crew.
"They shooed away the people who came into the area on the second day," she said. "They were not happy about anyone taking pictures."
"However, the people connected with the movie were very respectful toward us in making the arrangements for the food court," she said regarding the arrangements to use part of her family's property.
The movie is being directed by Andrew Jarecki, who has done several documentaries, including "Capturing the Friedmans." He wrote the screen play for "All Good Things" with Marcus Hinchey, according to IMBD, the Internet Movie Database.
Variety.com reported that Mr. Gosling, 27, began his career in the entertainment business as a singer. The Canadian actor began his acting career in the revival of "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1990s. He appeared in those productions with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez.
IBDB stated that his breakthrough came in his powerful performance in 2001 as a Jewish neo-Nazi in the based-on-fact "The Believer." His later movies included "Murder By Numbers" (2002), with Sandra Bullock; "Fracture" (2007), with Anthony Hopkins; and "Lars and the Reel Girl" (2007), for which he won a Satellite Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor.
Variety.com stated that "Half Nelson" marked Mr. Gosling "as a serious actor on the rise." He "gave a stellar performance as an idealistic and inspirational inner-city teacher who engages in an after school drug habit which is discovered by a troubled student, leading to an unexpected friendship that threatens to either undo them both or bring about the change they both desperately need," stated the Web site.
Ms. Dunst, 26, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "Interview With The Vampire."
According to Variety.com, the New Jersey native has been acting since 1989, including her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the "Spider-Man series," as well as prominent roles in "The Virgin Suicides" (1999), director Sophia Coppola's acclaimed first movie, and "Marie Antoinette" (2006), with the same director.
As a teen-ager she became "one of the most popular actresses of the MTV generation, and she accepted an offer to host the MTV Movie Awards in 2001 alongside Jimmy Fallon," according to the Web site.
It also stated: "Audiences had seen few actresses not only survive the transition from child actor to teen to adult actor, but even less who moved so easily between genres and pleased such a wide range of theatergoers."
Regarding her performance in "Interview with the Vampire," Variety.com stated: "Dunst's remarkably mature performance opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise earned nearly universal raves and a Golden Globe nomination."