lawsf.jpgIs it an embarrassment of movie star riches? After a long stretch of Hollywood disses (not that we still aren’t getting dissed, Human Target, I’m looking at you), it seems like the waves of stars just keep breaking in SF.

We’re still swooning over Contagion‘s local shoot, which is set to “wrap” (that’s a move term, BTW) today.

Reportedly playing a blogger (shut up, there are lots of good looking bloggers! Have you seen Beth, or Andrew Dudley, or, actually, I can’t think of an unattractive local blogger!) with, SFist says “an unfortunate interest in conspiracy theories” (is there any other kind?), star Jude Law’s been spotted at the Four Seasons, the MOMA, and Spruce, as well as on debris strewn-streets that seem straight out of bluoz or Old Dirty Alley. Just think the money the production could have saved on set dressing if they’d just shot in SOMA instead of Potrero Hill!

But SF won’t be starless after Contagion finishes up today — the local production for HBO’s Clive Warren/Nicole Kidman starring Hemingway & Gellhorn is already gearing up, with star Clive Owen already sliding into Jude Law’s visiting celeb role, making, Tablehopper reports, appearances at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room and 25 Lusk.

According to CBS5, The production, scheduled to begin on February 28, is already seeking folks to play extras in the film.

Specifically, says Beau Bonneau Casting, “Spaniards & Spanish-looking Men and Women” to play extras for scenes shot in Oakland, for which you will be paid the princely sum of $8/hr. All the details are here, if you’re interested.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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