Fairhaven High Stars With Paul Giamatti in ‘The Holdovers’ Trailer
It's been a year-and-a-half since Fairhaven's Superintendent of Schools Tara Kohler made the big announcement on Michael and Maddie: Hollywood was coming to Fairhaven, and Fairhaven High School was going to be a part of it.
Now, 18 months later, the movie has been filmed, the crew has packed up and gone, and the production has finished.
The release date has been set. It will be Thanksgiving weekend of this year.
For those of us who have been anxiously waiting to get a glimpse of what this Paul Giamatti film is going to look like, we got our first peek on Monday when The Holdovers movie trailer was released on YouTube.
As promised, Giamatti plays a crotchety old man who is tasked with "babysitting" four students who have nowhere to go for Christmas break.
"And most of the kids dislike you, pretty much hate you. The teachers, too," says Dominic Sessa's character, Angus.
At least one of the scenes in the trailer was shot in the timeless Henry Huttleston Rogers-funded interior of Fairhaven High School.
Angus is seen sitting at a piano on the Knipe Auditorium stage. The familiar FHS logo on the curtain was replaced with the fictitious Barton School logo.
The dining room scenes in the trailer were filmed at Wamsutta Club in New Bedford.
Bostonians will also recognize a shot of Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the statue of Sam Adams.
Judging from the trailer, The Holdovers looks like it could be a heartwarming holiday film.
We can't wait to see it on the big screen.